Students of the Syrian University in Damascus celebrated Feb 2 the first anniversary of the foundation of the United Arab Republic.
Mosque of Takiyet el Salim.
Banners and flags at entrance to University
SV Guard of honour and flags.
SV Inter, Portrait of Nasser.
SV Sabri Mouhini speaking.
SV Abdulhamid Sarraj and Riad el Malki seated.
SCU Riad el Malki speaking.
SV Govt. Official listening.
SCU Adly Hacher speaking.
SV Chinese Consular Delegate listening.
CU Adly Hacher speaking.
LV People on balcony slow hand clap.
SV Mrs. Hadjar Akhdar speaking.
SV Pan Down people listening.
CU Mohammad Jazairy listening.(Algerian delegate)
SCU Joseph Mereizi speaking.
SV Miss Talaate Rifai reciting.
SV Govt. officials applaud.
CU DR. Abdallah Abdelhaem speaking.
SV People applaud.
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Background: Students of the Syrian University in Damascus celebrated Feb 2 the first anniversary of the foundation of the United Arab Republic. Syria's Minister of Interior, Abdelhamid Sarrai and members of the Communist Chinese Consulate were among the audience when Sabri Mouhini, member of the university board, made the opening speech. He stressed the importance of the unification of Egypt and Syria.
Among other speakers were Riad el Malik Minister of Home Affairs; adly Hacher journalist of the Egyptian daily newspaper Sahafa; Mrs. Hadjar Akhdar who spoke on behalf of the university; Joseph Mereizz delegated from Lebanon who thanked the Syrians for their assistance during the recent Lebanese crisis; Miss Talaate Rifai noted Syrian doctor and poetess who recited her special poem about the U.A.R. among the audience were also Dr. Abdallah Abdeldaem. professor at the Syrian University, and a solitary Algerian delegate, Mohammad Jazairy.