Presidents Shukri al-Quwatli and Gamal Abdul Nasser watching TV - 1960

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Television was launched simultaneously in Syria and Egypt during the years of the United Arab Republic (UAR), in July 1960. The above is a clipping from the Egyptian press, saying that Nasser was watching television with ex-Syrian President Shukri al-Quwatli and Sudanese President Ibrahim Aboud. The documentary footage shown to Nasser and his guests was that of the opening of the joint Syrian-Egyptian Parliament.