Diplomat De Barro passes away

Veteran Maltese diplomat Ives De Barro has passed away. He was 85.

De Barro served as ambassador to Libya and Egypt before becoming High Commissioner to Australia between 1999-2002. He later served as ambassador in Tunisia. He also served as a consultant to the Government on the repatriation of immigrants.

In 2011 he was appointed as Honorary Consul for Mali.

In the 1950s De Barro worked as a journalist with Times of Malta, later he was an editor with local magazine Gwida. For some time he also worked with the National Broadcasting.

In a statement, Partit Nazzjonalista offered its condolences to the family.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion also expressed its deepest condolences to the family.