‘Pakistan Mango Festival’ held in Tokyo
TOKYO: As part of its public diplomacy activities and to further introduce and popularize Pakistani mangoes in Japan, the Embassy of Pakistan organized “Pakistan Mango Festival” in Tokyo, ARY News reported.
According to a statement issued by the ministry, a large number of guests including Japanese dignitaries, government functionaries, diplomats, members of civil society and media persons attended the event and had a first-hand experience of the taste and aroma of the famous Pakistani mangoes.
On the occasion, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmad stated that Pakistan with 2 million tons of yield was the 5th largest producer and the 3trd largest exporter of mangoes. He stated, “Mango is called the king of fruits and Pakistani mango is among the sweetest fruits on the face of the earth.”
He informed the guests that Punjab and Sindh provinces of Pakistan were known for growing over 200 main varieties of mangoes and added that over 100,000 tons of best quality mangoes of different varieties were exported from Pakistan to markets in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
The envoy said that Pakistan earned around $100 million annually from export of mangoes and hoped that export of mangoes to japan will surge with more varieties of mangoes introduced in near future.