July 08, 2013
Pakistan’s ambassador in Turkey, Haroon Shaukat has said Pakistan would export mangoes to Turkey from next year after signing a Preferential Trade Agreement between both the countries. He said this while addressing participants at “Mango Festival” held at Pakistan Embassy in Ankara, said a message received here on Sunday.
The festival featured a display of popular varieties of Pakistani mangoes such as Sindhri, Chaunsa, Anwar Ratol and Dosehri. Haroon Shaukat said the basic purpose of the festival is to introduce Pakistani mangoes in Turkey.
The ambassador said Pakistan is the fifth largest producer of mangoes in the world and produces world’s finest quality of the fruit.
Pakistan exports the fruit to 40 countries including the United States, Canada, many EU member countries, Middle East, and Far East while new markets for Pakistani mangoes are Japan, Korea and Australia.