Selected Speeches Of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I



The bitter experience of the 1930's has alerted His Imperial Majesty to the hard necessity of preparing for the defence and security of his realm. As could be gathered from the speeches below, though Ethiopia cherishes peace, it is one of the primordial responsibilities and the right of every nation to be able to defend itself against would-be aggressors. The Emperor considers Ethiopia's defence and security exertions not only for herself alone, but as a ready participant in collective security in defence of the sovereign integrity, especially of small states.

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Emperor Haile Sellassie First Theocracy Reign
Order of the Nyahbinghi

August 16, 2017