Sarko, New Squeeze Hit Egypt

French prez, Italian honey arrive on billionaire's jet, paparazzi in tow
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2007 9:58 AM CST
Italian top model and singer Carla Bruni, left, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center and his son Pierre visit the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. Dressed in casual clothes...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Nicolas Sarkozy has flown to Egypt, where the French president will meet with his counterpart Hosni Mubarak after spending a few days on the Nile with new girlfriend Carla Bruni. Paparazzi staked out the airport before the arrival of the divorcé and the supermodel-turned-singer, who flew in on a private jet owned by a French billionaire.

This isn't the first time that Vincent Bolloré has helped out his friend Sarkozy: In May, the newly elected president borrowed the industrialist 's yacht for a cruise to Malta. Opposition politicians are wondering what kind of recompense Bolloré is getting. Later this week Sarkozy, Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, and a 200-strong delegation will arrive in Cairo for a state visit.