Chinese envoy to Israel found dead

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The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of┬áChina to Israel, Du Wei was found dead at his residence in Tel Aviv, Israel morning of Sunday, the Israel’s Foreign Ministry said.

No information on the cause of death was officially released. However, according to Israeli news outlets, initial assessment shows that the Chinese envoy suffered from cardiac arrest during the night.

According to Chinese embassy website, Wei was sent as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to the State of Israel in February 2020.

Prior to his position as ambassador to Israel, he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019.