Enele Sopoaga
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Enele Sopoaga

Tuvaluan Politician and Diplomat
Male
Born Feb 10, 1956
Age 60
Hometown Nukufetau
Political Party Independent candi...
Alma Mater University of Sus...

Enele Sosene Sopoaga is a Tuvaluan diplomat and politician. His served as deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Environment and Labour in Prime Minister Maatia Toafa's short-lived government from September to December 2010. Following an unsuccessful bid for the premiership in December 2010 (with Toafa's support), he became leader of the Opposition to Prime Minister Willy Telavi's government.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Enele Sopoaga.

CHILDHOOD

1956 Birth Born in 1956.

THIRTIES

1986 30 Years Old He became the Assistant Secretary of the Ministry of Social Services in 1986.
1991 35 Years Old Sopoaga was the acting officer within the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Economic Planning from 1991 until 1992.
1992 36 Years Old He then served as the Permanent Secretary and European Union National Authorizing Officer within the Tuvaluan Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1992 to 1995. … Read More

FIFTIES

2009 53 Years Old He served as the main spokesman for these nations at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, and was reportedly viewed as a "national hero" in Tuvalu for his diplomatic work. … Read More
2010 54 Years Old 1 More Event
…  His served as deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Environment and Labour in Prime Minister Maatia Toafa's short-lived government from September to December 2010. … Read More
2012 56 Years Old In early 2012, he criticised the Telavi government's decision to establish formal diplomatic relations with "countries that have unsettled political issues of concern to the international community" - namely, Abkhasia, South Ossetia, and Armenia (the latter in the context of its territorial dispute with Azerbaijan). … Read More
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