By our reporter
East Africaâ€™s s richest man, Sudhir Ruparelia has presented his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa as Honorary Counsel of the Republic of Nepal to Uganda.
The ceremony that took place at the ministry headquarters was witnessed by Ambassador Jhabindra Aeyal Rajdoot, the Nepal ambassador to Egypt who introduced Mr. Sudhir to Mr. Kutesa and was accompanied by Nepalis residents in Uganda.
A seasoned businessman who was listed by Forbes Magazine as the East African richest man controls several investment portfolios within the region and beyond.
In a bid to boost its relations and trade, the Republic of Nepal appointed Sudhir whose business ventures have continued to expend to cover many sectors of the economy.
Sudhir was appointed in February but the formal ceremony had to wait Ambassador Jhabindra Aeyal Rajdoot who would present him to Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.
Mr. Ruparelia was last month appointed by the President of Republic of Nepal Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
After presenting the credentials, Sudhir and Ambassador Rajdoot opened the consulate offices at Crane Chambers on Kampala Road.
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 worldâ€™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.