Mango Festival at Pakistani Embassy in the Netherlands, participation of Pakistanis including local diplomats

The Mango Festival was organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in the Netherlands. This was the 17th festival celebrated in the Netherlands in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. Among them were diplomats from the Dutch diplomatic corps, mango importers and selected members of the Pakistani community.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Seljuk Mustansir Tarar welcomed the guests. He informed the participants that Pakistan is the 5th largest producer of mango in the world.

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In the last financial year, Pakistan earned more than 2 122 million in foreign exchange from mango exports. In the Netherlands alone, mango exports stood at US 6 600,000, up 125 per cent from 2019-20.

Similarly, the Ambassador of Pakistan mentioned another important genus of rice and said that Pakistan is currently the largest supplier of rice to the European Union and the fourth largest exporter of rice in the world.

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He happily informed the participants that this fruit is given as a gift due to its delicious taste and these mangoes have been sent by the President of Pakistan Arif Alvi to the top officials of the Netherlands as a gift.

On this occasion, on the occasion of Defense Day and Air Force Day, the martyrs, invaders of Pakistan and the Armed Forces of Pakistan were paid homage in glorious words.

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The participants were also shown a documentary on Pakistan’s tourism. Ambassador of Pakistan Seljuk Tarar invited the participants to make Pakistan a permanent part of their tourism list, as its beauty cannot be judged in one go.

Afterwards, the guests were complimented with mango dishes and fragrant biryani. Earlier, Rao Rizwanul Haq, Trade and Investment Consul in the Netherlands, personally received all the guests in turn and inquired about their well-being.