Erin Elizabeth McKee

Lae hosts US envoy

Her first stop for the official visit was at Governor’s Office where she met Morobe Governor Ginson Saonu and held high level talk on education, law and order and security (police), rural electrification, agriculture (coffee, cocoa, vanilla), governance, infrastructure, military options and war memorial.

Governor Saonu reflected on the shared history Morobe Province shares with United States of America from World War II.

“The United States along with the other allied forces fought for Papua New Guinea and their presence were felt all over most parts of Morobe.”

New US envoy to PNG

She will take over from U.S. Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray, whose outstanding leadership during the 2018 APEC Leaders’ Summit capped her three years serving in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.