LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was asked to name South Korea’s president, who is embroiled in a political scandal, but the diplomat demurred.
During a live interview with Sky News, Johnson was asked by the journalist to name the South Korean president, and here’s what the British diplomat responded: ““We are not getting into a ‘pub quiz’ about leaders around the world.”.
— Murnaghan (@SkyMurnaghan) December 4, 2016
“I am going to, with great respect, invite you out to the pub, Dermot, so we can take these conversations further,” Johnson said. “I have a terrible feeling if I keep answering you, you will keep coming back with more.”
Then he removed the headset he had been using, waved his hand and walked away.
“Don’t you want enlightenment? You might be meeting her,” Murnaghan said as Johnson was leaving, sporting a grin that suggested he was pleased by the exchange. The embattled South Korean president’s name is Park Geun-hye.