Foreign Minister Faydi al-Atasi at the opening of the Azm Palace Museum - 1955

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Image Source: Radwan al-Atasi Archive

At the time, Atasi was serving as cabinet minister in the government of Prime Minister Fares al-Khury. Seated in the front row, from left to right: Education Minister Munir al-Ajlani and Habib Kahaleh, publisher of the political satire, Al-Mudhik al-Mubki. Behind Ajlani sits Ali Buzzo, the People's Party chief and Interior Minister.