San Escobar? Poland's foreign minister mocked after inventing country

Witold Waszczykowski says he has met with officials from San Escobar

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Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski speaks at IIEA

Ever fancied a break in San Escobar?

Probably not - because it doesn't exist, despite the fact that Poland's foreign minister reckons he's been there.

Witold Waszczykowski recently told reporters he had met with various nations for Poland's bid to join the UN security council, "such as Belize or San Escobar".


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After the blunder, social media users took to Twitter with much hilarity, creating a profile for San Escobar, including the fake country's flag.
One user tweeted that San Escobar "fully supports Poland's candidacy to the Security Council".

According to the BBC, he later blamed the blunder on tiredness and said: "Unfortunately after 22 hours in planes and several connecting flights you can make a slip of the tongue."

A spokeswoman told The Guardian that Waszczykowski was thinking of Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Caribbean island known in Spanish as San Crisóbal y Nieves.

On its Facebook page, San Escobar is receiving good reviews from 'tourists' who say: "Wonderful place, friendly locals good food. Well worth visiting."

Another asked: "Do we need visas?"

San Escobar also has its own Wikipedia page following the blunder.

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