Belgian ambassador to Korea recalled after wife slaps him

The Belgian Foreign Ministry announced today that it will recall its ambassador to South Korea, Peter Lescouhier. Lescouhier’s Chinese-born wife, Xiang Xueqiu, caused an uproar at a Seoul clothing store in April and slapped a store clerk, leading to public discontent in South Korea.

Reuters reports that Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes said in a statement that despite Lescouhier’s loyalty, the Foreign Ministry decided to end his tenure this summer in light of the situation. “…… It is clear that the current situation does not allow him to continue to perform his duties in a calm and peaceful manner.”

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But the misunderstood Sang Xueqiu actually ran back to the store to make a scene, and even directly into the cashier, cursing at the clerk, another clerk was also innocently affected, was Sang Xueqiu slapped, the store had no choice but to choose to call the police to deal with, but Sang Xueqiu because of the diplomatic family, the South Korean police do not have the right to arrest, and finally had to let her leave.

Wilmeth also said that Sang Seol-qiu has apologized to the store staff for her “unacceptable behavior” and waived her diplomatic immunity at the request of the South Korean police, and is now cooperating with the investigation.