The Commemorative Visit to Australia, June 18-July 1, 2017, of His Imperial Highness

Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie

President of The Crown Council of Ethiopia

Sponsored by the International Strategic Studies Associationís Zahedi Center for the Study of
Monarchy, Traditional Governance, and Sovereignty

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Prince Ermias (left) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (second from left), ISSA Pres. Gregory Copley, AM, GCHT*, FRCGS, and ISSA Executive Director Pamela von Gruber, GCEL, GCSE, RML, at the Office of the Prime Minister, Canberra, on June 22, 2017.

 

His Imperial Highness

Prince Ermias Sahle-

Selassie Haile-Selassie,

President of the

Crown Council of Ethiopia,

between June 18 and

July 1, 2017, visited

Australia to commemorate

the State Visit to the

country by His Imperial

Majesty Emperor Haile

Selassie I, in 1968.

The visit, organized and

supported by the Zahedi

Center for the Study of

Monarchy, Traditional

Governance, and Sovereignty

at the International

Strategic Studies Assn.,

in Washington, DC, was

described by The Australian

Financial Review of June 22,

2017, as taking on all the

trappings, itself, of a State

visit. It took in formal

activities in Sydney, Canberra,

Melbourne, and Perth, hosted by government and civic leaders and the Ethiopian diaspora.

Above: His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie (right) walks along part of the Wall of Remembrance at The Australian War Memorial in Canberra, accompanied  by the Memorial Director and former Defence Minister the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson, AO. The walls list the Australian war dead, and visitors honor them by placing poppies alongside their names. Prince Ermias laid a wreath made up of Australian wildflowers in the colors of the Ethiopian flag (red, yellow, and green), with a ribbon in the same colors and emblazoned "Australia-Ethiopia", at the Memorial's Grave of the Unknown Soldier. The Emperor, almost a half century before, laid a similar wreath at the Memorial.

Documents from the Commemorative Visit

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See Australian Financial Review article of June 22, 2017