A reception at the French Embassy in Damascus honoring CEO of Cham Hotels Uthman al-Aidi - May 1988

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From left to right: The French Military Attache - Chief-of-Staff of the Syrian Army General Hikmat al-Shihabi, Economy Minister Sadeq al-Ayyubi, Uthman Aidi, Air Force Commander Naji Jamil, French Ambassador to Syria Alain Grenier. The ceremony was held after President Francois Mitterand decorated Aidi with the Legion d'Honneur for his investment in tourism in France and for advancing Franco-Syrian relations