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    Ethiopia celebrated the 41st anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie on Wednesday (November 3).

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    Ethiopia celebrated the 41st anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie on Wednesday (November 3). Among guests at the celebrations, which included a thanksgiving service in Addis Ababa's St. George Cathedral, was Sudanese President Nimeiry. Following the service the two leaders drove in state to Parliament, where in a 29-page address, the Emperor said it was "neither fair nor legitimate" for one group of Ethiopians to be promoted at the expense of another. On the Sudanese-Ethiopian border, meanwhile, guerrillas from both countries continue their campaigns against the two governments.

    SYNOPSIS: Ethiopians celebrated the 41st anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie on Wednesday. Among nation-wide events was a thanksgiving service at Saint George Cathedral in Addis Ababa, the capital, which was attended by the Emperor and Sudanese President Jaafar El-Nimeiry, who was on a six-day state visit.

    Following the service in St. George, where the 79-year-old Emperor was originally crowned, the two leaders drove in state to Parliament. There, the Emperor delivered a 29-page address from the throne to a joint session of both Houses and officially opened the next session.

    President Nimeiry, accompanied by 22 high-ranking Sudanese Ministers, had arrived for his state visit the day before. The visit, in response to an invitation by Emperor Selassie, would "further enhance the friendly relations between the two countries" said an official statement. On their common border, meanwhile, Ethiopian and Sudanese guerrillas continue their campaigns against the two governments.

    In his Parliamentary address, the Emperor said it was "neither fair nor legitimate" for the interests of one group of Ethiopians to be promoted at the expense of another.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD0NK5RCAIL0X1XLHD6ZF0H137
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0NK5RCAIL0X1XLHD6ZF0H137
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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