Filipe Nyusi was sworn in as Mozambique's new president on Thursday in the country's capital city Maputo.
Nyusi, who will lead the country for the coming five years, was sworn in by the chairman of Mozambique Constitutional Council, Hermegildo Gamito, at a ceremony witnessed by thousands of Mozambicans and hundreds of foreign dignitaries at the Independence Square.
In his first speech as president, Nyusi acknowledged that he will be open to every political party for a constructive dialogue, and that he will take into consideration the deeds of the former president to build a much stronger nation.
The sworn-in ceremony comes at a moment when Mozambique is undergoing a flood disaster that is affecting 19,000 families in the central and northern regions of the country, and a food- poisoning tragedy that killed 73 people in Tete province.
Nyusi sent comfort messages saying his government will reinforce the support that is already under provision to mitigate the effects.