The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands examines the information that the Ambassador of this country in China Rona Keller had a sexual relationship with a Chinese woman who worked in the Embassy in Beijing. At the time of trial, the diplomat removed from his duties, reports the BBC.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf writes that the probability of returning ambassadors to posts small. However, while the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands notes that Keller will not perform duties until the investigation is completed.
Experienced diplomat Ron Keller assumed the post of Ambassador in China and moved to Beijing in December 2015. According to De Telegraaf, about the relationship between Keller and an unnamed Chinese woman who worked at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing, became known only recently.
Foreign diplomats in China often warn that they will not start a relationship with a local staff because of the risk of contact with women, recruited by the Chinese authorities as agents.
Although the 58-year-old Keller is not married, however a similar relationship with a local resident in the Netherlands found it impossible as this love affair makes the Ambassador vulnerable. In the Netherlands Ministry of foreign Affairs did not comment on the scandal, but confirmed that an investigation takes place and until the Ambassador has been recalled.
Ron Keller, according to the Dutch press, at present is already at home and his return to Beijing, is considered unlikely. The diplomat himself has not commented on the sex scandal.
An economist by trade, Keller began his career in the Ministry of economy. He works at the Netherlands Ministry of foreign Affairs since 2000. Before taking the post of Ambassador to China, Keller was the head of the Dutch diplomatic mission in Ukraine (2005-2009), Russia (2009-2013) and in Turkey (2013-2015), according to Nln.be.
As it turned out the press, Keller got married in 1990 to a citizen of Hungary, but later the couple divorced.