Information related to the work of the ministry of foreign affairs and external trade (MFAET) can now be accessed online.
This came after the ministry went online as of yesterday after a brief re-launching ceremony of its new look and informative website.
A statement from the Government Communication Unit said, the event which was conducted at the Ministry’s headquarter in Honiara marked another milestone in the ministry’s efforts to keep people informed of the activities of its foreign relations functions and programmes.
The website went for a recess after a break in its communication efforts due to the hacking of its former website in 2014.
“The new look MFAET website will become a key tool for communication and sharing of information to the public about the services provided by the Ministry and its missions overseas,” the statement said.
The website was funded by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) which is a multi-donor programme under the auspices of the World Trade Organization.
The Acting Permanent Secretary of MFAET Joseph Ma’ahanua acknowledged his staff for their efforts to revamp the website which will assist the work of the Ministry.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade is Solomon Islands’ first line of defense in our foreign relations and its principle role is to provide the government of the day with appropriate advice on the conduct of its relations and to meaningfully execute its policies”.
“In many cases this website will be the first point of entry for people wanting to seek information about the Country,” Mr. Maahanua said.
He also took the opportunity to thank the EIF for providing the necessary funding support to develop the website and also to the local website-developer George Dennis of Novus Ltd for constructing the impressive website set-up.
Special mention was also made to the MFAET staff who have contributed to the development of the website.
The website is now up and running and can be found on www.mfaet.gov.sb