If Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Kahn is to be believed, then out historical facts need to be rechecked as he thinks Germany and Japan share borders with each other. A video has gone viral on social media bring Imran Khan to be a subject of great laughter among netizens after his recent gaffe where he said that Germany and Japan share border.
The statement was made by Khan during his Iran visit at a press conference. In the video being widely circulated, Khan can be seen sitting alongside his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani and saying that Japan and Germany share a common border.
Khan was heard saying confidently in the video: “On the border region of Germany and Japan, they had joint industries”.
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
He said this to exemplify how two nations could set up joint industries along its border to strengthen their economic ties after World War II.
It appears like the statesman mistook Japan for France. Because it was Germany and France who signed a treaty of friendship after World War II, which eventually facilitated economic and military cooperation between them.
He really kept harping on the ‘border’ and the ‘border region’ these two countries share. The video also shows a series of confused delegates, puzzled at this newly revealed geographic boundary.
😳 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
Germany & Japan share a border?
Pakistan Studies PM
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) April 22, 2019
Youthias will continue to defend but since he became PM, Imran Khan has said:
1) Germany and Japan fought each other in World War 2 and they share a border;
2) Africa is a country;
3) Chinese trains travel faster than the speed of light;
So general knowledge clearly lacking.
— Ayesha Ijaz Khan (@ayeshaijazkhan) April 23, 2019
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) April 22, 2019