A dinner honoring Syrian officers who created union - Cairo 1958

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Image Source: Yehya Rekab Archive

To the far left is Yassin al-Ferjani, who was soon to become governor of Hama under the United Arab Republic, standing next to Foreign Minister Salah al-Bitar. Standing to the right in suite is Syrian Army Commander Afif al-Bizreh and with back turned to the camera is director of Syrian intelligence Abdul Hamid al-Sarraj, who was to become Minister of Interior in the union republic.