AMBASSADOR MATEMADANDA PRESENTS HIS CREDENTIALS TO THE MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT.
By Dr Masimba Mavaza | On Thursday 16th September 2021, comrade Victor Matemadanda presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellence president of Mozambique, accrediting him as Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to the Nation of Mozambique.
Following the Acreditation Ambassador Matemadanda said:
“I was honoured to present my Credentials to His Excellence this morning. Today marks a highlight of my diplomatic career and I look forward to building further on the excellent relations between the Zimbabwe and the nation of Mozambique during my ambassadorial mandate.”
“Throughout his Presidency and before Zimbabwean president Emmerson MNANGAGWA has been working tirelessly on the global issues of our time. It will be a great privilege to work together with the people of Mozambique and all the networks to make a difference to the issues which concern us, from poverty to climate change, conflict prevention, international development, and freedom of religion and belief. Ambassador Matemadanda said.
“I’ve been accredited today. The President (MOZAMBIQUE) IS Happy with the relations between the two countries. We’re going to further strengthen the relationship. Zimbabwe supports and respects bilateral relations which Mozambique gets into as a sovereign state. Social, cultural and economic development programs will be strengthened. Mining, Agriculture, Energy Cattle farming are some of the programs that we are going to embrace. We will work on education considering that Zimbabwe has trained more teachers,nurses, and farmers.”
Ambassador Matemadanda has commended the opening of free trade in SADC and the expansion of market to other regions. He stated that the world is now a global village and his position will help to realise Zimbabwe’s goals towards vision 2030.
The Role of Ambassadors was defined at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, ambassadors were one of the four classes of diplomatic agents who were formally defined and recognized. Ambassadors are deemed to represent the person and dignity of the sovereign (or head of state) and are entitled to personal access to the sovereign to whom they were accredited. The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) reduced to three the categories of diplomatic representatives, which are: (1) ambassadors and other heads of mission of equivalent rank who are accredited to the host heads of state; (2) envoys extraordinary, ministers plenipotentiary, and other representatives who are accredited to the host heads of state; and (3) chargés d’affaires, who are accredited to the foreign minister of the host country.
Ambassadors are frequently entrusted with extensive, even plenary, powers. An ambassador’s personality and prestige, on the other hand, plays an important part in making the views of his government understood, and his firsthand knowledge of the country to which he is accredited enables him to influence his government’s policy decisively.
Ambassador Matemadanda is a passionate national development cadre whose goal is to serve the interest of Zimbabwe.
Mozambique is Zimbabwe’s all weather friend and it is a very important strategic location and lifeline for Zimbabwe’s economy.
Ambassador Matemadanda said he was greatly honoured by the president when he was entrusted with being a representative in such an important country.