The Liberian Head of State, Master Sergeant Samuel Doe, went to the headquarters of Ethiopia's Literacy Campaign, on the second day of his visit to Addis Ababa on Wednesday (27 August).
GV PAN EXTERIOR Kindergarten in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
GV Children singing and clapping.
GV Motorcade and crowd applauding. (2 SHOTS)
GV EXTERIOR Liberian Head of State samuel Doe shaking hands with officials.
CU PULL BACK TO SV INTERIOR Children singing. (2 SHOTS)
SV Doe enters room with officials PAN TO children singing and waving flags. (3 SHOTS)
GV INTERIOR National palace, Doe walks in and Ethiopian leader, Colonel Mengistu Haile Marian sits own with other officials. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: The Liberian Head of State, Master Sergeant Samuel Doe, went to the headquarters of Ethiopia's Literacy Campaign, on the second day of his visit to Addis Ababa on Wednesday (27 August).
SYNOPSIS: The Liberian leader was introduced to leaders of the literacy campaign and was then driven to one of the new secondary schools in the Ethiopian capital, where he was to see for himself how the drive to bring wider education to the people of Ethiopia was actually working.
In a comment he wrote in the school visitor's book, Master Sergeant Doe said it was interesting to see a development in a country where both men and women are striving to teach and to learn in the interests of the people. He added that he hoped to launch a similar campaign throughout Liberia during the coming months. He then toured the school classrooms, where he was given a rousing welcome by the students and their teachers.
Later, the Liberian leader went to the National Palace in Addis Ababa for a meeting with the Ethiopian Head of State, Chairman Mengistu Haile Mariam. Ethiopia was the first nation in Africa to offer support for the revolutionary government established by Master Sergeant Doe in Liberia. At their meeting on Thursday (28 August), the two leaders discussed world and African affairs and matters of mutual interest to Ethiopia and Liberia. Master Sergeant Doe was on a four-day visit to Ethiopia.