Soroi Eoe

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The Honourable

Soroi Eoe

MP
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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
In office
7 June 2019 – 8 November 2019
Prime MinisterJames Marape
Preceded byRimbink Pato
Succeeded byPatrick Pruaitch
Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion
In office
9 August 2017 – 31 May 2019
Prime MinisterPeter O'Neill
Member of the National Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Assumed office
2017
ConstituencyKikori Open
Personal details
Born (1954-12-24) 24 December 1954 (age 65)
NationalityPapua New Guinean
Political partyPeople's National Congress (2017)
Other political
affiliations
PNG National Party (2017)
Alma materUniversity of Papua New Guinea

Soroi Eoe (born 24 December 1954) is a Papua New Guinea politician. He has been a Member of the Papua New Guinea National Parliament since 2017, representing Kikori Open. On 7 June 2019, he was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and held the position for five months.

Early life[edit]

Eoe completed his primary education at Apehava Private School, Menyama Lutheran School, and Lablab Private School. He completed his secondary education at Bumayong Lutheran High School. In 1978, he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Papua New Guinea.[1]

Prior to being elected to the National Parliament, he was a subsistence farmer.[1]

Political career[edit]

He was first elected to the National Parliament in the 2017 general elections for Kikori Open as a member of the PNG National Party. Following his election, he joined People's National Congress. He was then appointed as Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion in the O'Neill-Abel Cabinet.[1]

During APEC 2018, Eoe hosted a Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy.[2]

On 7 June 2019, he was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade in the First Marape Cabinet. Patrick Pruaitch replaced him in the Second Marape Cabinet on 8 November 2019.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hon. Soroi Eoe, MP - Tenth Parliament of Papua New Guinea". www.parliament.gov.pg. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  2. ^ Secretariat, APEC (2018-09-05). "Happening now: Public Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy. PNG' Minister for Community Development, Youth and Religion Hon. Soroi EOE opens the PPD today. The discussion will focus on empowering #women & girls to thrive in the #digital #economy.pic.twitter.com/XHdiISnyWX". @apec. Retrieved 2019-06-07.