President Shukri al-Quwatli with the veteran Palestinian nationalist Akram Zuaiter at the Presidential Palace in 1957

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Akram Zuaiter (1909-1996) was a co-founder of the anti-French and anti-British League of National Action during the inter-war years. He then became a close confident and friend of President Quwatli, serving as his advisor on Palestinian Affairs after the war of 1948. In the 1950s, he served as Palestine's Ambassador to the Arab League in Cairo