Pakistan mango festival kicks off in Urumqi, China

A five-day Pakistani Mango Festival commenced at the China-Eurasia Commodity and Trade Expo on Thursday (Aug 17) in Urumqi, the capital city of the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China.

Ghulam Qadir, the Commercial Counselor at the Pakistan Embassy in Beijing, remarked that Pakistani mangoes hold a special place in Pakistan’s agricultural landscape and cultural fabric. They are renowned for their delectable taste and exquisite aroma, capturing the hearts of fruit enthusiasts globally.

Qadir elaborated that the Pakistan Mango Festival in Urumqi showcases this cherished fruit, allowing visitors to savor Pakistani mango varieties such as Sindhri, Chaunsa, Anwar Ratol, among others. He believes the event is not only a treat for the taste buds but also symbolizes the strength of cultural exchanges and economic partnerships.

“Visitors to the festival can explore stalls showcasing various Pakistani products, textiles, handicrafts, and more. This cultural exchange bridges gaps, facilitating cultural diplomacy and fostering relationships built on mutual respect and curiosity,” he stated.

“On the invitation of the government of Urumqi, Senator Rana Mehmood Ul Hassan is leading a six-member delegation from the Senate of Pakistan. Additionally, 20 top mango exporters from Multan are participating in this expo,” he mentioned.

It’s worth noting that 40 countries, including Pakistan, are participating in this expo, with numerous Pakistani exhibitors showcasing the nation’s cultural and traditional products.