UK PM describes Afghanistan as ‘fantastically corrupt’ country

(Last Updated On: May 14, 2016)


British Prime Minister David Cameron has described Afghanistan and Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt” countries.

Cameron was caught on camera telling Queen Elizabeth II that Nigeria and Afghanistan are “possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world” that will participate in the anti-corruption summit in London this week.

“We had a very successful cabinet meeting this morning to talk about our anti-corruption summit. The Nigerians, actually we’ve got the leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain. Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world,” UK PM told the Queen in the clip.

London is set to host the anti-corruption summit on Thursday in which Muhammad Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan will attend to represent his country.

The Afghan Presidential Palace yet to make a comment about Cameron’s assessment of his country.

In Transparency International’s 2015 corruption perception index, Afghanistan was ranked at 167, ahead of only Somalia and North Korea, Nigeria was at 136.

Written by: Hesamuddin Hesam

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