Venezuelan President Jokingly Asks Sharm El Sheikh Portrait Artist to Leave Out His Paunch

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro jokingly asked a street artist not to include his stomach in a portrait done during a walkabout in Sharm-El-Sheikh after Maduro’s arrival for the COP27 climate summit.

Footage from artist Khaled Ahmed shows Maduro pointing to his stomach and explaining he doesn’t want that included in the portrait of him and his wife.

A later clip shows a pleased Maduro returning to admire Ahmed’s completed work.

Maduro arrived in Sharm El Sheikh on November 6. Credit: Khaled Ahmed via Storyful