Merchants from the Damascus Chamber of Commerce on a sea trip to Egypt in 1957

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Merchants from the Damascus Chamber of Commerce on a sea trip to Egypt in 1957. Playing with the Captain is Bader al-Sin al-Shallah, the future president of the Damascus Chamber of Commerce under President Hafez al-Assad. Standing besides Shallah is the industrialist Sadiq Ghraoui of founder “Ghraoui Chocolate.” From left to right: Shafiq Sukkar, Amin Shehadeh, and Adel al-Khuja, all Board Members