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.