Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead at his official residence Sunday morning, Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirms.
Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced that the Chinese ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, 57, was found dead inside his official residence in the coastal town of Herzliya.
According to media reports, the death of 57-year-old is not being treated as suspicious, at this stage.
His death comes less than a week after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem, openly criticizing China’s actions during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as calling on Israeli leaders to stop signing major infrastructure and communications deals with Chinese companies.
On Friday, Wei’s embassy made a scathing attack on US Secretary of State for his critical comments over China’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese embassy in Israel or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing has not commented anything on the ambassador’s death.