Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan misspoke while conveying a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Tehran: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan misspoke while conveying a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a visit to Iran. In a viral video, he says that the East Asian island nation of Japan shares a border with the European country of Germany.
While giving an example of how two countries set up joint industries at the border region to improve economic ties after the Second World War, he says "On the border region of Germany and Japan, they had joint industries."
It seems like he confused Japan with the European nation of France. After the Second World War, France and Germany signed the Elysee Treaty of friendship which led to military and economic cooperation between the two countries.
Mr Khan's mixing of historical facts led to some mocking and trolling on social media. Among those who trolled him for his comments was Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who called the blooper "embarrassing."
😳 our Prime Minister thinks that Germany & Japan share a border. How embarrassing, this is what happenes when you @UniofOxford let people in just because they can play cricket. https://t.co/XJoycRsLG9— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) April 23, 2019
This isn't the first time that Imran Khan has been trolled for getting geographical facts wrong. In December last year, he referred to Africa as an "emerging country".