Ethiopia celebrated the 41st anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie on Wednesday (November 3).
GV EXTERIOR.. St. George Cathedral
SV INTERIOR..Cathedral; Haile Selassie standing with Nimeiry PAN to priests
SV Other V.I.P.'s
SV Selassie and Nimeiry
GV Crowd outside Cathedral
SV Nimeiry and Haile Selassie leaving Cathedral
SV Royal Guard on horseback
GV EXTERIOR..Parliament building and people standing outside
SV Procession along road towards Parliament
SV Children come forward and present flowers to Selassie in open car, car moves off (2 shots)
GV INTERIOR.. Parliament and M.P.s seated
SV Selassie speaking
SV M.P.s listen and Selassie continuing
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Background: 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.