The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, MFAET, has launched its new website to enhance 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.
The Government’s Communication Unit reports, the website is a tool 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 through its diplomatic missions abroad.
Meanwhile the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joy Kere says 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.
She says it will help promote our people, products, tourism, marine and forest resources around the world.
Mrs Kere stresses, 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.
She adds, in many cases the new website will be the first point of contact for people seeking information about the Country and this website will provide the much needed information.
Visitors can search for information on Solomon Islands regarding investment opportunities, travel advisory and general information about the government by visiting the new website.