By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Africa’s highly ranked business magnet Dr Sudhir Ruparelia has received an official car as the honorary consul of Nepal in Uganda aiming to boost relations between the two states.
This comes after in March this year following his appointment, Sudhir presented his credentials to the minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa who verified and approved them giving tycoon green lights to set up his consulate office at his iconic Crane Chambers on Kampala Road.
After presenting his credentials, the businessman was inaugurated later in the evening at a ceremony his Kabira Country Club by His Excellency Ambassador Jhabindra Aryal Rajdoot, the Ambassador of Egypt who is already in Uganda.
Back to his incomparable bond of slick vehicles, Sudhir will be driving an RX570 with 5700 horse powers with a special color of the number plate and official flag of Nepal as per his position.
Who Is A Consul?
A consul is an official representative of the government of one state in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul’s own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the people of the two countries in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of 24 April 1963.
Therefore, Dr Sudhir will enjoy diplomatic privileges like meeting government officials and being involved in diplomatic circles and will also enjoy diplomatic immunity under International Law with some limitations.
He also has no tax liability on any income arising from consular activities and will be using diplomatic channels at airports with no time delaying and annoying customs checks. He will be using the VIP section.
He also has unlimited entry and exit privileges from the host country for business and personal travel and a free diplomatic vehicle license plates with the special color of the plate.