President Mnangagwa receives credentials from incoming Somali Ambassador to Zimbabwe Jamal Mohamed Barrow at State House in Harare yesterday

Six new ambassadors presented their letters of credence to President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House in Harare this Thursday afternoon.

The first envoy to present her credentials was the new ambassador of the kingdom of Norway to Zimbabwe Ms Trine Skymoen.

Ms Skymoen said she will enhance bilateral cooperation in the areas of agriculture and business.

Next was the new ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Zimbabwe Yannis Lacovou.

Mr Lacovou is resident in South Africa.

Mr Lacovou spoke of prospects of upscaling bilateral cooperation in the tourism, agriculture and education sectors.

Cyprus is host to many zimbabwean students studying at various universities.

The new representative of the Republic of Somalia to Zimbabwe is Mr Jamal Mohamed Barrow, while the new ambassador of Poland Mr Andrzej Khantak also presented his credentials to President Mnangagwa.

The new Poland ambassador was accompanied by the consul general in Zimbabwe Mrs Kristina Grabowski and her husband Wieslaw Grabowski – the famous coach who groomed top notch footballers in Zimbabwe  including Norman Mapeza the current coach of FC Platinum,  Gift “Umbro” Muzadzi and Costa Nhamoinesu who is plying his trade in Cyprus.

He expressed hope of deepening bilateral ties through the mining and agricultural sectors.

The new Rwandan ambassador is Mrs Monic Mukuruliza, who said Rwanda will keep working with Zimbabwe in the areas of investment and tourism.

She added that Rwanda Airways already flies to Zimbabwe and the wish is to see frequency increased in this area.

Regarding investment, the Rwanda board chair Ms Clare Akamanzi was dispatched to Harare for a week on loan by President Paul Kagame to share Rwanda’s expertise on ease of doing business whereas in Rwanda an investor can walk out from one roof with a business licence after six hours.

Mr Radek Rubesh who was last to present his credentials, is the new ambassador of the Czech Republic to Zimbabwe.

He said his country will give engineering scholarships to Zimbabwean students in Czech and promote Zimbabwe as an investment destination for corporates in his country.

Zimbabwe is on a major drive to woo investment in the country following years of stagnation.