China shows keen interest in Pakistani mango

BEIJING, September 17 (INP): A “Mango Festival” and launch of “Exploring CPEC” was here on Tuesday at Embassy of Pakistan that attracted a large number of Chinese nationals.

The event was co-sponsored by the China Economic Net.

Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi introduced Pakistani mangoes, their variants, superior quality and its rich potential in the overseas market.

She 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.

She informed the audience that Pakistani mango is considered as one of the best in the world. She 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.

Wang Xudong, President of China Economic Net thankedthe Embassy of Pakistan for their support and termed the event as a channel for introducing Pakistani mango to China. He also spoke about the significance of the Sino-Pak growing socio-economic partnership undue China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Pakistani exporters apprised the audience about the unique qualities of Pakistani mangoes, making Pakistan one of the largest mango exporters.

A documentary “BatieMang” about launch of CPEC was screened which generated interest among the audience. It was followed by a Mango Cooking Show wherein chefs prepared mango themed dishes.

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 and Pakistani food with traditional Pakistani music being played in the back ground.