• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO NEW DELHI, INDIA, ON SATURDAY TO START AN EIGHT-NATION TOUR OF ASIA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA.

  • Description

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA FLEW INTO NEW DELHI, INDIA, ON SATURDAY TO START AN EIGHT-NATION TOUR OF ASIA AND SOUTH EAST ASIA. HE WAS GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSAIN AND MRS INDIRA GANDHI, THE PRIME MINISTER, WITH WHOM HE WAS TO START TALKS THE FOLLOWING DAY.

    THE EMPEROR'S TALKS WITH THE INDIAN LEADERS WILL INCLUDE SOUTHERN AFRICA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND VIETNAM. HE LEAVES ON WEDNESDAY FOR THAILAND, AFTER WHICH HE WILL VISIT CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH KOREA, MALAYSIA AND SINGAPORE. THE 75-YEAR-OLD EMPEROR RECEIVED A 21-GUN SALUTE AFTER HIS SPECIAL PLANE TOUCHED DOWN AT NEW DELHI PALAM AIRPORT.

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WAS PRESENTED WITH GARLANDS OF JASMINE AND MARIGOLDS BY MEMBERS OF THE INDO-ETHIOPIAN FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY. IN A WELCOMING SPEECH, PRESIDENT HUSAIN STRESSED THE FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES AND PRAISED THE EMPEROR'S ROLE IN DEVELOPING ETHIOPIA AND SETTING UP THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY.

    THE EMPEROR IS MAKING HIS SECOND STATE VISIT TO INDIA. HIS FIRST WAS IN 1956. REPLYING TO THE WELCOME SPEECH, HE SPOKE OF THE CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN INDIA AND ETHIOPIA FOR MAINTAINING WORLD PEACE, AND SAID HE HAD COME TO CHART A COMMON COURSE OF ACTION TOWARDS SOLVING WORLD PROBLEMS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD42K9O6KESLSH666N3SF1UKZ5
    Media URN:
    VLVAD42K9O6KESLSH666N3SF1UKZ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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