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N. Korea’s Ceremonial Head of State Meets Orascom Chairman

February 02, 2012

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- North Korea’s ceremonial head of state met Naguib Sawiris, founder and executive chairman of Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Holding SAE, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported.

Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly, held friendly talks with Sawiris today, KCNA said without elaborating. The Cairo-based telecommunication company bought a 25-year mobile phone license in North Korea in 2008, KCNA said.

--Editor: Nicholas Wadhams

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