|Al-Ahram Weekly On-line
14 - 20 May 1998
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Hosni MubarakPresident Mubarak looks out of this portrait with determination and sagacity -- two qualities which stand him in good stead as head of the G-15 summit. The Third World is uniting once more to ponder shared problems and suggest solutions. Will this salvage operation work? I believe so, and I drew Mubarak accordingly, as a solid block of concentrated energy, all head and shoulders, with square, rough-hewn features. Even his hands are clasped in a gesture of solidarity -- although his intertwined fingers could also suggest the contradictions and opposition the summit will face.