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Mango Party at the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra
To celebrate the arrival of first ever Pakistani mangoes in Australia, a mango Party was held at the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra, Australia . HE Abdul Malik Abdullah, the High Commissioner for Pakistan, speaking on the occasion recapitulated the efforts made by the High Commission and Consulate General Sydney, over the period of last ten years to secure an access for Pakistani mangoes to the highly biosecurity regularized Australian market. He said that it is a historic day that we can now finally taste Pakistani mangoes in Australia.
Selected members of the community were invited to the event . The guests, some of whom have not tasted Pakistani mangoes for many years, were served with mangoes, mango dessert and mango milkshake. People loved the mangoes and congratulated the High Commissioner for his consistent efforts to open up an Australian market to Pakistani mangoes. They said that they are delighted that they can now enjoy their favourite fruit here in Australia.
Australian government approved the access for Pakistani mangoes to its markets on 12 August 2013. Trade Development authority of Pakistan (TDAP) arranged the first consignment of around 500 kg mangoes for the promotional purposes which were gifted to Prime Minister, Ministers, leader of the Opposition, politicians, top government officials and fruit importers.
Few importers have also managed to import mangoes for commercial purposes . However, Mango season is at its fag end in Pakistan and there are slim chances of any further mango import from Pakistan. From the next year, Pakistani mangoes inshallah will make full fledge entry into the Australian market.
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