British Prime Minister, David Cameron has described Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt” in a conversation with the Queen.
The PM was filmed making this description in a video ahead of this week’s anti-corruption summit in London.
The conversation took place at Buckingham Palace at an event to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.
“We’ve got some leaders of some fantastically corrupt countries coming to Britain… Nigeria and Afghanistan, possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world,” Mr Cameron said.
Asked whether the PM knew he was being filmed, Number 10 said: “There were multiple cameras in the room.”
Hitherto, the two countries were widely perceived as having a corruption problem.
In Transparency International’s 2015 corruption perception index, Afghanistan ranked 167, ahead of only Somalia and North Korea, while Nigeria was at 136.