President Shukri al-Quwatli grants the Medal of Honor to Ambassador Ahmad al-Shuqayri - March 1957

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Ahmad al-Shuqayri, then serving as acting secretary-general of the Arab League, after having served as Syria's diplomat at both the UN and Arab League. In the mid-1960s, he emerged as the founding chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).