An exchange of medals between President Selu and Prime Minister Sami al-Sulh - 1952

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President Selu is wearing the Lebanese Order of Merit, and Prime Minister Sulh is wearing the Syrian Order of Merit. Standing to the right of the Lebanese Prime Minister is Syria's military strongman and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Syrian Army, General Adib al-Shishakli.