Germany says no indication death of its Beijing envoy was political
BERLIN, Sept 6 (Reuters) – A German Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday there was no reason to believe that the sudden death of Jan Hecker, Germany’s newly appointed ambassador to Beijing, had a political dimension.
“There is no indication that the death is linked to his political function,” ministry spokesperson Andrea Sasse told a regular news conference in Berlin. read more
(This story corrects typo in name of ambassador in lead para)
Reporting by Thomas Escritt
Editing by Paul Carrel and Jon Boyle
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