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Prince Ermias Was Part of The Commemorative Tour of Australia

Congratulations to HCis Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie and to ISSA Pres. Gregory Copley. Both are on RSSG alifornia's Board of Trustees.

HIH Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, Co-Patron of ISSA’s Zahedi Center, Completes Major Australian Commemorative Tour

His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, the co-Patron of the ISSA Zahedi Center for the Study of Monarchy, Traditional Governance, and Sovereignty, and a Senior Fellow of ISSA, on July 1, 2017, Completed a major Commemorative Tour of Australia to mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the State Visit to Australia of his Grandfather, Emperor Haile Selassie I, of Ethiopia. The International Strategic Studies Association and its Zahedi Center were major sponsors of the tour. Click here for full tour coverage.

The Australian Financial Review said on June 22, 2017, that the visit had taken on all the attributes of a State Visit, as indeed it did.

Prince Ermias' Commemorative Tour embraced Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth, and included similar activities to those undertaken by the Emperor in 1968. Although the visit was a private one, Prince Ermias was asked to address a significant number of groups in each city, including several black tie dinners. Accompanied by ISSA Pres. Gregory Copley and Executive Director Pamela von Gruber, he met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. A ministerial reception was scheduled for the Australian Parliament in Canberra, and a luncheon was to be held for him in the New South Wales Parliament. He will lay a wreath at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, accompanied by the Memorial’s Director (and former Australian Defence Minister) Dr Brendan Nelson. Former Head-of-State Michael Jeffery and Mrs Jeffery also hosted a dinner for him in Canberra.

In Melbourne, Prince Ermias planted a tree at the Royal Botanic Gardens, near the one planted by the Emperor in 1968. He also met with a large number of Ethiopian-Australian community leaders and members. He was accompanied on the visit by ISSA Pres. Gregory Copley and ISSA Executive Director Pamela von Gruber.

A number of ISSA Senior Fellows participated in the visit.

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