PAKISTAN MANGO FESTIVAL MANGO FESTIVAL HELD AT PAKISTAN EMBASSY ANKARA
Pakistan Mango Festival was held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara today, where guests enjoyed the sweet taste of the world famous Pakistani mangoes. Distinctive colors, extraordinary aromas and unique tastes of Pakistani mangoes make them the best in the world. The Mango Festival was a part of the series of activities and events being organized to commemorate 75 years of Pakistan’s Independence – Pakistan’s Diamond jubilee.
Welcoming the guests, Pakistan Ambassador to Turkey H.E M. Syrus Sajjad Qazi stated that Mango – known as the King of Fruits is notionally a fruit but an integral part of Pakistan’s history and rich culture, as it is being cultivated in Pakistan since ancient times. The ambassador reiterated that Pakistan is the 6th largest producer and the 4th largest exporter of mangoes in the world. There are over 200 varieties of high quality mangoes – including Sindhri, Anwar Ratol, Langra, Maldah, Dusehri, Fajri and others.
At the festival, freshly cut Chaunsa the most popular mango variety and a wide-range of mango delicacies such as ice cream, milkshake, lassi, salads, pickles and desserts made of freshly-arrived mangoes from Pakistan were served to the guests. The sweetness of mango was complemented with the savory dishes, such as Biryani made of high quality Pakistani Basmati rice and select Pakistani cuisine.
The event was attended by a large number of Turkish dignitaries, members of Diplomatic Corps, Pakistani community and media.