A Syrian parliamentary delegation visiting the ARAMCO oilfields in Saudi Arabia, in 1956

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Front row, first from left is Faisal al-Asali, the Zabadani MP and president of the Social Cooperative Party - an envoy from the Saudi Foreign Ministry - Parliament Speaker Akram al-Hawrani - Latakia MP Abdul Latif Yunis - the Tal Kalakh MP Ali Abdul Karim al-Dandashi - Ali al-Qudsi, secretary of the Syrian Parliament - the socialist MP Farzat Maamlouk - unknown - Homs MP Adnan al-Atasi - Latakia MP Jihad Hawwash - unknown. Back row (from left to right): a Saudi official, the Islamic MP and scholar Mustapha al-Zarka, ex-Prime Minister Maarouf al-Dawalibi (wearing Saudi costume), Aleppo MP Ahmad Qanbar, ex-Foreign Minister and Homs MP Faydi al-Atasi, ex-Acting Speaker of Parliament and Deir ez-Zour MP Mohammad al-Ayesh, unknown, Foreign Minister Salah al-Bitar, unknown, the Latakia MP and poet Nofal Elias.