Presidents Hafez al-Assad and Anwar al-Sadat in 1972

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Standing behind the Syrian President is Foreign Minister Abdul Halim Khaddam and behind Sadat is his Vice-President Husni Mubarak. To the left is Assad's trusted aide, Khalil al-Saadawi. Between Saadawi and Khaddam is Naji Jamil, commander of the Syrian Air Force, and next to him is General Mohammad al-Khuly, the director of Air Force Intelligence. Standing second from left is Syria's UN Ambassador Adib al-Daoudi.