Monday, 10 February 2014 8:29 AM

Foreign Affairs Goes Online

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) has launched its new website last week with the aim of enhancing online access to information about its functions and services.

The development of the website was made possible with funding sourced from the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) program in Solomon Islands.

The EIF is a multi-donor programme under the auspices of the World Trade Organization, dedicated to assist least developed countries to be more active players in the global trading system by helping them address their supply-side constraints to trade.

The 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 Ministry has the responsibility of promoting and protecting Solomon Islands interests and its citizen abroad. Through its diplomatic missions abroad it seeks to enhance Solomon Islands security and prosperity by promoting political, economic, trade, social and cultural relations between the countries and the rest of the world.

Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Joy Kere said the website will guide officials, as well as the media, civil society and the general public by providing a clear framework and process for accessing and disseminating information.

“It will also help well-wishers of the Solomon Islands to access and spread the information about our country around the globe. It will help promote our people, our products, our tourism, our marine and forest resources around the world,” Mrs Kere added.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade is the country’s first point of contact in our foreign relations and its principle role is to provide the government 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 contact for people wanting to
seek information about the Country and this website will provide the much
needed information,” Mrs Kere added.

Visitors can search for information on Solomon Islands regarding investment
opportunities, travel advisory and general information about the government by
visiting http://www.mfaet.gov.sb

 

Source: Press Release, Government Communications Unit