After the news, Ambassador Du Weis alma mater University of International Relations passed the official WeChat official account express great grief to mourn Chinas great friends. in May 17, 2020, Mr. Du Wei, the Chinese ambassador to Israel and the 80 Russian professional college student, died in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the age of 58.
The Institute of international relations was founded in 1949 under the cordial care of Premier Zhou Enlai and is a university with excellent tradition, according to the Universitys official website. For many years, leaders of the party and the state have attached great importance to and concerned about the work of running schools. Comrade Zhou Enlai, Zhu De and Deng Yingchao, the older generation of proletarian revolutionaries, have visited the school many times, talked with teachers and students cordially and showed great concern. Vice Premier Chen Yi personally wrote the school name. Deng Xiaoping, Chen Yun, Ye Jianying and other central leading comrades also made important comments on the construction and development of our university in different historical periods.
The Institute of international relations once held training courses for the first batch of general ambassadors in New China; in the 1950s, it pioneered the teaching method focusing on foreign contemporary language learning; in 1964, it was listed as a national key university; in 1981, it became one of the first batch of universities to obtain the right to grant masters degree; in 1983, it took the lead in completing the transformation from a single foreign language university to a multi-disciplinary compound University u3002
In addition, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying tweeted the deepest condolences for the sudden death of ambassador Du Wei. Hua Chunying said on twitter, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to my colleague, Ambassador to Israel Du Wei..