A letter from President Nazem al-Qudsi to US President John F. Kennedy appointing celebrated poet Omar Abu Risheh as Syria's ambassador to Washington DC - January 19, 1961

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This was first Syria's diplomatic posting to the US after break-up of the Syrian-Egyptian Union, known as the United Arab Republic (UAR). Omar Abu Risheh was a celebrated Syrian poet and veteran official at the Foreign Ministry. From the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.