New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi should have a quiet chat with Stormont deputy First Minister and top Shinner Marty McGuinness about historic handshakes.
What radical Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi does in Egypt in the next 100 days could well dictate if there is going to be any hope of lasting peace in the Middle East.
It could also decide if Britain and the US will be dragged into another senseless and costly war.
News of the Morsi victory was breaking just as I was having a wonderful traditional meal with the Egyptian Society of Northern Ireland.
The mood was upbeat that he can hold the line, even though many non-Muslims in the West fear the future of Egypt's 20% Christian minority.
Society members stressed that Morsi is the first democratically elected Egyptian president since the formation of the most powerful of the Arab nations in the Middle East .
Egypt may not be as rich as Saudi Arabia, but it is the most influential. And Ireland should not dismiss the crisis in Egypt as merely another Middle Eastern problem.
What happens in Egypt in the coming weeks could have serious consequences across the globe, particularly if the West's oil supplies are threatened.
The West doesn't care who is in power in the Middle East as long as the countries are stable and the oil supplies keep flowing.
The other major states in the region – Tunisia, Libya, the Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq even Iran – will all take their cue from Morsi. The lid will come off if he takes a hardline stance against Israel and the Palestinian situation on the Gaza Strip.
If he builds Egypt into a powerful nuclear state and makes combating poverty his top priority, the American-educated president will be hailed as one of the region's greatest peacemakers.
But if Mosni embarks on a crusade against Egypt's Christians and provokes the Israelis over nuclear weapons or Gaza, then the Middle East will descend into a conflict that will make Iraq and Afghanistan seem like a Sunday School picnic.
He has the muscle to tell Bashar al-Assad in Syria to 'wise up' and introduce change and he has the wit to tell Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to play with nukes.
Mosni also has the influence to tell the new Libyan government to start thinking seriously about human rights. Last year, Egypt was gripped by a popular uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak who had reigned for 30 years.
Now Mubarak is gone. Mosni should establish an Egyptian embassy in Ireland to follow the Irish peace process.
Britain and American will find the cash and manpower to go to war again if the oil supplies are threatened by instability.
The Egyptian Society of Northern Ireland is campaigning hard to get an embassy set up in Ireland .
If Marty McGuinness can show off the Irish peace process by shaking hands with Queen Bess, then perhaps the Sinn Féin supremo can show Morsi what palms he needs to hold to guarantee peace in the Middle East .
It would be another irony of Irish politics if the stability of the Middle East was decided by around 40 people who meet regularly in Lisburn for dinner to discuss the fate of their homeland, Egypt .
But it should not be forgotten that it was a suspected extremist element in the Muslim Brotherhood movement that murdered former Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat in 1981, and plunged the Middle East into turmoil.