Chinese Ambassador to Israel Du Wei has been found dead at his official residence in Tel Aviv, Israeli Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday (17 May).
The 57-year-old envoy was appointed Ambassador to Israel in February this year, BBC reported.
According to the Ynet news site, the aides of Du Wei’s tried to wake him after they found him on his bed, not breathing, reports the Times of Israel newspaper.
Du Wei, 58, was appointed envoy in February in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. He previously served as China’s envoy to Ukraine.He is survived by a wife and son, both of whom were not in Israel. Israel enjoys good
relations with China.The ambassador’s death comes just two days after he condemned comments by visiting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who denounced Chinese investments in Israel and accused China of hiding information about the coronavirus outbreak.