President Emmerson Mnangagwa has received letters of credence from the new Mozambican ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Francisco Elias Paulo Cigarro and new Italian ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Carlis Perrota.

Mr Cigarro, who replaces Ambassador Davane, is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from Eduardo Mondlane University.

He is coming from the United Arab Emirates where he was serving in the same capacity.

He was accompanied to State House by some members of his family and some embassy staff who included the military attaché and first counsellor.

Ambassador Cigarro told journalists after meeting President Mnangagwa that he would want to see bilateral ties further strengthened through economic projects in the energy sector and telecommunications infrastructure.

Mr Cigarro was followed by the new Italian ambassador Mr Carlos Perrota.

He joined the diplomatic service of his country in 1995.

He has served in Zagreb, Croatia and in Edinburgh, Scotland where he was the Counsul General in 2014, among other international duties he has carried out for his country.