Naguib Sawiris, Egypt's Biggest Businessman, Has Deep North Korea Connection
SEOUL, South Korea -- Egypt's biggest businessman holding hands with Kim Jong Il.
This image, from an official photograph that also features the Dear Leader's brother-in-law (below), leaves little doubt as to which side North Korea backs in the Egypt uprising.
It's rare that Kim Jong Il personally receives a foreign visitor, much less allows his picture to be taken while firmly clasping the hand of one. Nevertheless, mobile-phone tycoon Naguib Sawiris got his very own squeeze while visiting Pyongyang in late January.
North Korea and Egypt are special friends. Kim Jong Il has a deep relationship with Sawiris, chairman of Orascom Telecom, that goes well beyond the mobile network his company set up in North Korea over the past three years.