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Facebook post with reference to UK PM was the result of a hack, says Foreign Ministry

Facebook post with reference to UK PM was the result of a hack, says Foreign Ministry
Screenshot of post on High Commission’s Facebook page

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A post that appeared on Wednesday on the Facebook page of the High Commission of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in London, with an apparent reference to Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was the result of a hack, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says.

The Facebook post, which the Ministry said was “unauthorized” said: “oh shut up Boris – that is have nothing to do with the question.”

The post was quickly removed from the page.

“The dastardly act in no way represents the views of the Government and People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Government and People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will continually respect and value its cordial relationship with the Government and People of the United Kingdom,” the release from the foreign affairs ministry said.

“As of Wednesday June 10, 2020, a thorough investigation has been launched by officials at the High Commission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in London, in an effort to identify the source of the hack and to mitigate any future attempts to thwart the relationship between both countries.

“The High Commissioner of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in London, His Excellency Cenio Lewis immediately expressed great regret to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, reiterating the High Commission’s profound respect for the British Prime Minister, Government and People.

“The Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirms its high regard for the British Government in keeping with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and extends its best wishes to Prime Minister Johnson and the British People,” the release said.

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