President Shukri al-Quwatli heads independence talks at the Presidential Palace - 1945

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The President of Syria is seated in the middle. Seated on the Syrian side are Prime Minister Saadallah al-Jabiri, Foreign Minister Jamil Mardam Bey, and Lebanese Prime Minister Riad al-Sulh opposite General Charles de Gaulle's delegate to Syria and Lebanon, George Catroux. Standing behind the Syrian President is the Palace Secretary-General Najib al-Armanazi.