The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has learned with sadness of the passing of one of its former Foreign Service Officers, Mohammed Iqbal Degia, in the United States, after a brief illness.
His colleagues will remember Mohammed for his diligence in executing his assignments as well as his erudition, sharp intellect, the strength of his convictions, passionate embrace of principle and love for a good argument.
Mr. Degia’s association with the Ministry started with an Internship in the International Relations Division in 1997. He joined the Ministry’s staff in 2000.
Among other assignments, he served for five years at the Barbados Permanent Mission to the United Nations at New York where he strenuously advocated for Barbados’ positions in many areas, including human rights, sustainable development, climate change and the issues relating to Small Island Developing States. He resigned from the Barbados Foreign Service in 2016 to pursue other interests.
Senator Dr. the Honourable Jerome X. Walcott, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the entire Barbados Foreign Service express heartfelt condolences to Mr. Degia’s wife Mosheera, his sisters, relatives and friends.
May He Rest In Peace!