Uganda has recently seen the opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania whose mission is to develop Ugandan - Lithuanian cooperation. The consulate is headed by Hrishikesa Madhvani, an established individual and member of the business and social communities in Uganda. The Uganda Consulate is the first in East Africa, and has coincided with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Lithuania's independence.
The main task of the Consulate is to protect interests of Lithuanian citizens staying in Uganda, strengthen economic cooperation between the region and businesses of Lithuania, expand cultural links and further develop political dialogue between the two countries.
Functions of the Honorary Consulate
A brief summary of Consular functions:
a) protecting the interests of the sending State and of its nationals (individuals and entities) in the host State within the limits permitted by international law;
b) promoting trade, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the sending State and the host State or else promoting friendly relations between them in other ways, in accordance with provisions of this Convention;
c) ensuring by all legal means conditions and developments in commercial, economic, cultural and scientific life of the host State, reporting them to the Government of the sending State and giving information to enquring individuals;
e) helping and assisting nationals (natural persons and legal entities) of the sending State ;
g) safeguarding interests of citizens (individuals and entities) of the sending State in cases of "mortis causa" succession within the territory of the host State in accordance with the laws and regulations of the host State;
h) protecting interests of minors and other not fully abled nationals of the sending state within the framework established by the laws and regulations of the host State, especially when there is any need in establishing guardianship or trusteeship;
m) performing other functions assigned to the consular post of the sending State which are not prohibited by the laws and regulations of the host State or performance of which are not opposed by the host State or which are provided for by the international treaties binding the sending State and the host State.
The Honorary Consulate of Lithuania to Uganda performs consular functions pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (e), (g) (h) and (m) of Article 5 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
About the Honorary Consulate
Mr. Hrishikesa Madhvani, the Honorary Consul of Lithuania to Uganda