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PM Khan Thinks Japan And Germany Share Border

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Prime Minister Imran Khan had a minor ‘slip of the tongue’ while speaking at an event in Tehran on Tuesday.

Speaking on occasion, he said that Germany and Japan share border, when the two countries are 9,043 kilometres apart.

Khan apparently wanted to say France instead of Japan while giving an example of how the country set up joint industries in the border region to bolster economic ties with Germany.

“The more trade you have with each other your ties automatically become stronger…Germany and Japan killed millions of their civilians until after the Second World War when they both decided to have joint industries on their border regions,” he said.

While Khan has received quite a lot of criticism on social media, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Media Iftikhar Durrani said that the premier never said Japan and Germany shared borders. “PM said border regions of Japan and Germany have joint industries,” he tweeted.

Journalist Shifa Yousufzai said Khan’s words were misinterpreted.

“I am looking for the reporter who translated and quoted PM Khan’s statement about Germany and Japan – just want to give him some english lessons for getting this whole nation indulge in a nonsense debate.”

But some do not agree with Yousufzai.

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Journalist Talat Hussain said: “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.”

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto tweeted: “Our Prime Minister thinks that Germany & Japan share a border. How embarrassing.”

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