The head of the British government David Cameron, unwittingly caused an international scandal. During a conversation with Queen Elizabeth II Prime Minister, forgetting about the microphone, said that Afghanistan and Nigeria are the most corrupt States in the world.
photo: Alexander Astafyev
During the conversation with Elizabeth Cameron referred to the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, during which they discussed the upcoming anti-corruption summit. When Cameron lamented the fact that participation in the forum will be representatives of the “fantastically corrupt countries”. “Nigeria and Afghanistan – perhaps the two most corrupt countries in the world,” added Cameron.
These are his words recorded several cameras present in the room. In turn, the Queen has not commented on the statement by the Prime Minister, but the Archbishop of Canterbury stressed that the head of Nigeria Muhammad Buhari, in his opinion, is not involved in corruption.
Bukhari himself said in response that “profoundly shocked” by statements of the British Prime Minister, writes The Independent. While the Nigerian President expressed hope that Cameron had in mind the past of his country, when government was ruled by corrupt officials.
In turn, representatives of the Embassy of Afghanistan in the UK called the words “Cameron” unfair”, said the FT.Related posts: