• Short Summary

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA MADE A BRIEF VISIT TO LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON HIS WAY TO SENEGAL TO BEGIN A FOUR DAY STATE VISIT.

  • Description

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    GV NIGERIAN AND ETHIOPIAN FLAGS
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    2.
    GV HAILE SELASSIE DOWN STEPS FROM PLANE
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    3.
    GV HAILE SELASSIE IS GREETED BY IRONSI
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    4.
    GV HAILE SELASSIE SHAKES HANDS WITH FOUR MILITARY GOVERNORS
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    5.
    GV PAN IRONSI AND HAILE SELASSIE PAST CAMERA
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    6.
    GV GUARD OF HONOUR
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    GV HAILE SELASSIE INSPECTS GUARD OF HONOUR
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    8.
    GV HAILE SELASSIE WALKS ACROSS TARMAC
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    Background: EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA MADE A BRIEF VISIT TO LAGOS YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) ON HIS WAY TO SENEGAL TO BEGIN A FOUR DAY STATE VISIT.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE ETHIOPIAN HEAD OF STATE HAD VISITED NIGERIA SINCE THE ARMY ASSUMED CONTROL AFTER A COUP D'ETAT IN JANUARY. HE IS ALSO THE FIRST AFRICAN HEAD OF STATE TO VISIT NIGERIA SINCE THE MILITARY TAKEOVER.

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE DESCRIBED NIGERIA AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FOUNDER MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY.

    HE WAS GREETED BY THE HEAD OF THE NIGERIAN MILITARY GOVERNMENT, MAJOR GENERAL IRONSI, AND MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS.

    THE ETHIOPIAN MONARCH SPENT A FEW MINUTES WITH NEWSMEN AT LAGOS AIRPORT. DISCUSSING THE RHODESIAN SITUATION, HE SAID EVENTS THERE HAD CREATED DIFFICULTIES FOR THE O.A.U., BUT NONE OF THE DEVELOPMENTS HAD PROVED FATAL TO THE ORGANISATION.

    AFTER HIS FOUR DAY STATE VISIT TO SENEGAL, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE IS TO VISIT TRINIDAD, TOBAGO AND JAMAICA, AND THE NEGRO REPUBLIC OF HAITI.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA74NRBSQEONOQPTTGMD5L5BHK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA74NRBSQEONOQPTTGMD5L5BHK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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