Yesterday, US President Joe Biden referred to Cambodians as Colombia.
He met PM Hun Penh in Phnom Penh which is hosting a summit with ten South East Asian states.
2He met PM Hun Penh in Phnom Penh. This is the host of a summit of ten South East Asian nations. Credit: Rex
2US President Joe Biden referred Cambodia as ColombiaCredit to AP
Biden, 80 next week, said: “I want to thank the PM of Colombia for his leadership as ASEAN chair.”
This comes weeks after Biden was mocked for stumbling over Rishi Sunak’s name in a speech praising the new PM’s appointment as a “groundbreaking moment”.
The 79-year-old said: “Just today, we’ve got news that ‘Rashid Sanook’ is now the prime minister.
“As my brother would say, ‘Go figure!’”
Speaking during a ceremony at the White House marking the Hindu festival of Diwali he called it “pretty astounding” and a “groundbreaking moment”.
Sunak, age 42, is a Hindu practitioner and the first non-white Prime Minister.
The US president later tweeted: “Congratulations to Rishi Sunak on becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
“Together, I look forward to enhancing our cooperation on issues critical to global security and prosperity, including continuing our strong support for Ukraine.”