The efforts made to expand educational opportunities in the country and to protect the national unity of Our people have met with success. Our people have benefited from the rights and privileges embodied in the Constitution. In spite of past and continuing attempts of certain alien enemies to create differences based on tribalism and religion, the Ethiopian people have waged a successful struggle against these forces of evil and thus preserved their national unity.
Since We assumed leadership, Our most cherished wish and desire, for which We have labored unceasingly, with firm determination, attaching to it the highest importance, has been that Our people should attain this goal. We derive great satisfaction today not only in witnessing the realization as a working concern of the system instituted by Us, but in expressing Our belief and hope that Our people shall continue undeterred to guide their destiny.
We envisage that future changes and improvements may be introduced in the future as the need arises. When change is required, paramount in Our thoughts and those of Our officials will be interests of the Ethiopian people.
Mar. 22, 1966