Slip awayJoe Biden is confusing Colombia and Cambodia, where he is on an official visit
The US president made a mistake on Saturday by opening the Southeast Asia Summit in Phnom Penh. He thanked the Prime Minister of “Colombia”.
Thanks to Joe Biden’s verbal slip, Southeast Asia welcomed a surprise new member from the other side of the world, Colombia, on Saturday. “I want to thank the Prime Minister for Colombia’s leadership in the ASEAN presidency,” said the US president, opening the Southeast Asia Summit in Phnom Penh with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The South American country of Colombia seems to be on the US president’s mind because he made the same mistake when he left the White House for his long trip to Asia. He told reporters he was heading to “Colombia” (“Colombia”), before correcting himself to “I mean, Cambodia” (“Cambodia”).
Mr Biden, who turns 80 this month, is famous for his Many mistakes From the start of his career in Washington.
His latest, easily controversial from a geographical point of view, was less embarrassing than his vice president’s last September in South Korea. Kamala Harris, visiting the demilitarized zone that separates North Korea from South Korea, said the United States “has an alliance with the Republic of North Korea. And it’s a strong and enduring alliance.
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