ANKARA EMBRACES THE SWEET TREAT FROM PAKISTAN

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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.