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President Emmerson Mnangagwa has accepted letters of credence from six new ambassadors representing their countries in Zimbabwe, this Thursday morning.

They are the Australian ambassador Ms Bronte Moules, Mr Eric Odoi-Anim of Ghana, Mr Gershon Kedar of Israel, Mr Andras Laszlo Kiraly of Hungary, Mr Andre Nzapayeke of the Central African Republic and Mr Alexander Dodoruk of Belarus.

 Of the envoys who presented their credentials, only those from Australia and Ghana are resident in Harare, while the rest are based in Pretoria, South Africa.

In an interview soon after presenting her letters of credence to President Mnangagwa, the new Australian ambassador Ms Moules said she is looking forward to the restoration of the strong relations that existed between Zimbabwe and Australia in the past, especially in the areas of mining and education.

 She said there are around 40 000 Zimbabwean Australians in the south pacific country.

Next was the new Ghanaian ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Eric Odoi-Anim who was accompanied by three members of embassy staff.

He pledged to strengthen mutual relations through exchanges in human resource for economic growth.

The new ambassador of the state of Israel Mr Gershon Kedar was next to meet the president.

He said Israel which closed its embassy in Harare a long time ago is rekindling its interest in Zimbabwe for cooperation mainly in agriculture and water use.

Israel has a thriving agriculture despite having lots of desert.

The ambassador designate of Hungary Mr Andras Laszlo Kiraly was next.

He expressed interest of cooperation in education and the economy saying he is keen to see Hungarian business delegations coming to Zimbabwe soon.

He also conveyed a congratulatory message to the president from his counterpart upon his assumption of the leadership in Zimbabwe.

Mr Andre Nzapayeke is the first ambassador of the Central African Republic to Zimbabwe.

He said the Central African Republic is also in a new dispensation and is keen to learn from Zimbabwe's rich history.

The new ambassador of the Republic of Belarus Mr Alexander Sidoruk was last to present his letters of credence to the president.

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