Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during his visit to the neighbouring country, mixed up historical facts.
While giving an example of how two countries set up joint industries at the border region to improve economic ties after the war, he mentioned Germany and Japan instead of Germany and France.
Germany & Japan are 5,500 miles apart but Imran Khan says Germany and Japan created joint industries on their border region after World War II. Inalillahe Wa Inna Ealahi Rajioon Naya Pakistan pic.twitter.com/V07douzr9C
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He said, “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.”
Following the Second World War, France and Germany joined hands to lay the foundation of the European Union (EU), which collectively helped improve the economy of the entire region.