Pakistan Mango Festival was held in Ankara which attracted a large of number Turk families. A large number of Turks had a firsthand experience of the taste, juiciness and aroma of the famous Pakistani mango varieties as they converged at Pakistan House in Ankara to feast on a wide spread of mango delights made out of freshly-arrived mangoes from Pakistan.
Guests included key political figures, representatives of the food and beverage industry, food importers, diplomats and media representatives. Briefing the guests about the ‘King of Fruits,’ a popular name for Pakistani mangoes, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood said though Pakistani Mangoes are well-known in Turkey, but are not available to mango-lovers on a regular basis. It is our endeavour to popularize the mangoes even more, and to facilitate their easier marketing in Turkey, he added. “There are over 110 varieties of high quality mangoes in Pakistan and the country is the 5th largest producer and 6th largest exporter in the world,” informed Ambassador Sohail Mahmood.