A “Mango Festival” was organized by Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing on Thursday in a series of events to celebrate the 70th Independence anniversary of Pakistan.
The festival was supported by Pakistan Horticulture Development Company and Ministry of Commerce, Pakistan, says a press release received here today from Beijing, China.
Welcoming the audience, Ambassador Masood Khalid introduced Pakistani mangoes, their variants, superior quality and its growing market overseas. He recalled that late Chairman Mao Zedong had introduced Pakistani mangoes in China in 1968 when he shared a gift of mangoes with party and PLA cadres.
He informed the audience that Pakistani mango is considered as one of the best in the world. He said that such events help in cementing the people to people bond between Pakistan and China.
The ambassador also urged the Chinese business community to explore the untapped market of Pakistani fruits especially mangoes and citrus fruits and its processing.
Pakistani exporters apprised the audience about the unique qualities of Pakistani mangoes, making Pakistan one of the largest mango exporters.
Ambassador along with Chinese dignitaries cut a cake specially prepared from Pakistani mangoes.
On this occasion, embassy was swathed in flags and flyers. Guests visited various stalls displaying mango delicacies with traditional Pakistani music being played in the back ground.