KAMPALA: Uganda’s richest man Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has on Tuesday presented his credentials to Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Nepal to Uganda.
The property mogul went on to open a Nepalese Consulate at his Crane Chambers in Kampala.
The launch was attended by H.E Jhabindra Aryal , Ambassador E&P, Embassy of Nepal, Cairo Egypt.
This shall be followed by a cocktail party at Kabira Country Club to celebrate the milestone.
Dr Sudhir was appointed to the position by Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the Nepalese president last month.
The move was aimed at strengthening economic and political ties between the two countries.
Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area.
Nepal borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 kilometres (17 miles) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city.
Nepal is a multiethnic country with Nepali as the official language.