The Belgian ambassador must urgently return to South Korea, after his wife lost credibility for the second time in a short time. This was decided by Foreign Minister Villemis.
The wife, Xiang Xueqiu, got into a fight in Seoul on Monday with a street sweeper she allegedly touched with a broom. Things got worse and the street sweeper allegedly pushed the woman to the ground.
It is said that Xiang Xueqiu punched a street sweeper in her face. According to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, neither of them wanted to press charges.
Ambassador Peter Liskoher will return to Belgium at the end of this month. It was also earlier than planned, after his wife hit a saleswoman in a clothing store in April.
120 years of diplomatic relations
“The current situation no longer allows him to carry out his duties calmly,” the State Department statement said at the time. Ambassador Liskoher apologized for his wife’s behavior.
Now he can pack his bags even earlier. In a statement, Minister Willems refers to the “responsibility of the ambassador in the host country.” This year, South Korea and Belgium celebrate 120 years of diplomatic relations.
Watch footage from the April incident here:
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