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Chapter II - Part 3
Personal Diplomacy
Accepts Degree From Charles University, Czechoslovakia
Jul. 15, 1959
Although Our national economy is not yet fully developed to enable Us to accomplish the objective
We have ultimately set Ourselves in the field of education, We have granted, thus implementing the
principle that education is the vital need, scholarships to other African countries.  We are fully
aware that Czechoslovakia, in the same way as Ethiopia, is one of the countries which strive to
assist the people of Africa to extend their education and to achieve independence in determining
their own destinies.  In view of the fact, that the Czechoslovak Government has granted
scholarships to Ethiopian students, we trust that in the near future Ethiopian students will be
enrolled in this ancient, famous University.  It is, therefore, in full cognizance of this unique
significance of this University as the main source of national culture and strength as well as of the
great importance and keenness of this University in the field of culture that We accept this great
honor conferred upon Us today.
Haile Selassie the First - July 15, 1959