United Arab Republic and Republic of Iraq joint defence agreement
Artist: Lu Hua
Year: n.d, ca. 1958
Publisher: Heilongjiang Pictorial Publishing House
Size (mm): 530x766
Condition: fair, creases, folds, stains, losses along folds, several larger losses, extensive repairs to rear, would benefit from restoration
Referencing the joint defence agreement between the United Arab Republic and Republic of Iraq. From the People's Daily, 20 July 1958:
The government of the United Arab Republic and the government of the Republic of Iraq signed a joint defense agreement in Damascus on the 19th . . . The agreement stipulates that the two countries "act like one country to resist aggression against either of them or any of them." The agreement was signed by President Nasser of the United Arab Republic and Deputy Prime Minister Arif of the Republic of Iraq.