Somalia Federal Government President Hassan Sheikh received credentials from the new Italian ambassador to Somalia, Pier Mario Daccò Coppi, on Thursday
In a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Villa Somalia, Mogadishu, the new envoy formally presented his papers, then shared a message from Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
President Mohamud and the new ambassador discussed strengthening ties between the two countries.
The President wished the ambassador success as he embarked on serving his nation.
Mohamud highlighted the importance of bolstering collaboration between the two nations in different sectors critical to both sides.
The Ambassador expressed his gratitude to President Mohamud for the warm reception he was accorded and pledged his unwavering commitment to further advancing diplomatic relations between Italy and Somalia.
The new envoy takes over from Alberto Vecchi who ended his stint in the Horn of Africa Nation.
Italy and Somalia share long-standing diplomatic relations, with the Italian government supporting Somalia in different areas, including security, state building, and Defence.