Many had a field day on Twitter at the cost of a gaffe made by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Khan implied that Germany and Japan shared a common border.
In a video shared by Pakistani journalist Syed Talat Hussain, Khan is heard as saying that the two countries set up joint industries at the border region to improve ties after the Second World War.
Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the Pacific. Germany is in central Europe. They had the same location during the 2nd World War in which they were allies. But PM Imran thinks otherwise and says so before international audience. pic.twitter.com/aR45Y7T2bP— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) April 22, 2019
“On the border region of Germany and Japan, they had joint industries,” the Pakistan Prime Minister said.
Opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari of the Pakistan Peoples Party called Khan’s faux pas “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
While many trolled Khan for not knowing the history and geography of the world, a few corrected him that he was confusing Japan with France. After the Second World War, Germany and France had signed the Elysee Treaty of Friendship, leading to economic and military cooperation between the two neighbouring countries.
Imran Khan mixes up France with Japan and creates Germany-Japan border. Timeless classic ???? https://t.co/aAEemV70NP— Kallol Bhattacherjee (@janusmyth) April 23, 2019
Imran Khan says Germany and Japan share a common border.— Kanchan Gupta (@KanchanGupta) April 23, 2019
Now you know why Oxford and Cambridge are grossly over-rated.
It seems that Imran Khan has problems with history and geography. From Persian language to Germany and Japan. https://t.co/aRXvSz5aFS— Mohammed Alsulami| محمد السلمي (@mohalsulami) April 23, 2019
This isn’s the first time that Khan has been trolled for mixing up geographical facts. In December last year, he referred to Africa as an “emerging country,” reported NDTV.
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