Putin Bursts Into Laughter Over Plans for Pork Exports to Indonesia

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
October 19, 2017World News
Putin Bursts Into Laughter Over Plans for Pork Exports to Indonesia
Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 17, 2017. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russian President Vladimir was captured on video laughing after a minister proposed exporting pork to Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country.

In the Oct. 13 meeting, Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachov made the comment after talking about exporting more pork to Asia.

“They (Germany) send half their pork to export. Look at Germany’s numbers: five and a half million tonnes of pork produced a year, of that almost three million is exported to all countries, to China, to Indonesia, to Japan, Korea, and so on,” said Tkachov, Euronews reported.

Putin then responded: “Indonesia is a Muslim country. They do not eat pork there.”

Tkachov jokes: “They will.” Putin says, “No, they will not,” the Daily Mail reported.

“Okay, South Korea,” Tkachyov responded, The Telegraph reported. “What’s the difference?”

Then, Putin covered his face and laughed.

The agriculture minister then clarified to say that he originally meant South Korea, not Indonesia.

Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country in the world with about 240 million people. It is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country with 87 percent.

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