[ 2006-09-14 08:40 ]
Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen (L) is
the sexiest man in Finland,
French President Jacques Chirac (R) said in off-the-cuff remarks recorded by
television crews at a Europe-Asia summit in
Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen is the sexiest man
in Finland, French President Jacques Chirac said in off-the-cuff remarks recorded by television
crews at a Europe-Asia summit in Helsinki.
"Let me introduce you to the sexiest man in Finland," Chirac joked to
Spain's prime minister when he spotted the 51-year-old Vanhanen entering a
meeting room. "You can believe it because it's in all the papers, it's in
Spain's Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero smiled at the remark.
Last year, Chirac caused much offence in Finland and in Britain when he
was quoted by a French paper as saying that "after Finland, that is the
country (Britain) where you eat the worst".
Last week, the French magazine L'Express reported that Chirac had
described the Finnish EU presidency's handling of the Lebanon crisis in
July and August as "useless and incompetent".
The president's office denied this. Last year it also denied that
Chirac had made the disparaging
remark about Finnish and British cuisine.
off-the-cuff : 无准备的；即兴的
disparaging : slighting（诋毁的；轻视的）