The Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade is back online after the launch of its revamped website at the Ministry’s Headquarter in Honiara yesterday.
The occasion marked another milestone in the Ministry’s efforts to keep people informed of the activities of its foreign relations functions and programmes 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 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 Mr 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 Ma’ahanua said.
He also took the chance to thank the EIF for providing the necessary funding support to develop the website and also to the local website-developer, Mr George Dennis of Novus Ltd for constructing the impressive website set-up.
Special mention was also made to the MFAET staff who had contributed to the development of the website.
The website is now up and running and can be found on www.mfaet.gov.sb