He suddenly disappeared without any preparation.. Where is the Chinese foreign minister?

After the absence of Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Gang, who refrained from public appearances for several weeks, sparked many speculations and rumors in the global media about his fate and the reasons behind this disappearance, the White House broke its silence.

The National Security Adviser to US President Jake Sullivan announced that the White House has no information about the reasons for the disappearance of Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Gang from the public arena.

Health reasons?!

In response to a question about the fate of the Chinese minister, he answered, “We do not know. Literally, this is what we have so far from information about him.”

Sullivan said that Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Gang was scheduled to meet with his US counterpart, Anthony Blinken, within the framework of the Southeast Asian Ministers’ Forum (ASEAN) in Indonesia.

However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced before the “ASEAN” summit that its minister, Chen Jang, would not attend the “ASEAN” meetings held in Indonesia for health reasons.

Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Gang (AFP)

The ministry declined to comment on whether Jang’s health problems were caused by infection with the novel coronavirus.

Last activity last month

It is noteworthy that the chief Chinese diplomat, Wang Yi, was present instead of Chen Gang, who was the Chinese foreign minister before him.

According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s website, Chen’s last recorded activity was on June 25, when he met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko in Beijing to discuss Sino-Russian relations.

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