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PR No. 108 MANGO FESTIVAL HELD AT EMBASSY OF PAKISTAN, BEIJING Islamabad: September 17, 2019

A “Mango Festival” and launch of “Exploring CPEC” was organized by the Embassy of Pakistan, Beijing on 17th September, 2019. The festival was organized in collaboration with China Economic Net, Jaffer Brothers and YLF Foods, says a press release received here today from Beijing. Welcoming the audience, Ambassador Naghmana Hashmi introduced Pakistani mangoes, their variants, superior quality and its growing 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. Mr Wang Xudong, President of China Economic Net, thanked the Embassy of Pakistan for their support and termed the event as a channel for introducing Pakistani mango to China. 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.

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