The founding of the Arab League - Alexandria, 1944

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Image Source: Amr al-Armanazi Archive

Presiding over the meeting is Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha al-Nahhas Pasha. Seated on the left side are members of the Syrian delegation: Prime Minister Saadallah al-Jabiri (first), Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey, Secretary-General of the Syrian Presidency Najib al-Armanazi, Interior Minister Sabri al-Asali. Sitting opposite the Syrian team is the Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmud Fihmi al-Nokrachi Pasha. Seventh from left is Iraqi Foreign Minister Arshad al-Umari, next to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Said, who in turn, sits opposite Lebanese Prime Minister Riad al-Sulh and his Foreign Minister Henri Pharaoun.