Poland Official Has Talks With San Escobar. One Problem

'San Escobar' doesn't exist
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Poland Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski.   (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
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(Newser) – As part of Poland's bid to get a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has been meeting with officials from countries “such as Belize or San Escobar," he told reporters. One slight problem: San Escobar does not, in fact, exist. A spokeswoman says he was thinking of Saint Kitts and Nevis, a two-island Caribbean nation known as San Crisóbal y Nieves in Spanish, reports the Guardian. Still, he is a foreign minister and the internet has not let the mistake pass unnoticed. The fictional San Escobar now has a Facebook page, a flag, and banknotes, and the beaches look lovely. On the bright side for Poland, the BBC notes that one tweet declares that San Escobar "fully supports Poland's candidacy to the Security Council." (Read more gaffe stories.)

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