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Pakistani Mango Festival Exhibits 30 Varieties

Wednesday, July-10-2013

Dr Hamed bin Suleiman al Aufi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Wealth inaugurated the Pakistani mango festival at The Sultan Center in Qurm on Monday.

The event was attended by several members of the Pakistani community.

The festival exhibits 30 varieties of some of Pakistan’s most popular mangoes including dasehri, langra, chausa, sohnehra, al mas, badami, totapuri, yellow rose, rose mevvy, anwar ratole, fajree mousam, honey, saroli and many more.

Pakistani Mango Festival Exhibits 30 VarietiesSpeaking on the occasion, H E Dr Aufi said, “I am delighted to see different varieties of mango at the festival. We are trying to develop our agriculture sector and I think we can learn a lot from Pakistan in this area. We should strengthen our trade ties with Pakistan. We can open doors to allow Pakistani products pass through Oman to the rest of the Middle East. I think some formal collaboration should also exist between the two countries in the area of science and technology.”

K K Ahsan Wagan, chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Pakistan, said, “We hope the festival will get a great response like last year.”

Mahmoud al Sheikh, country marketing manager, The Sultan Center, said, “We always provide best products in terms of quality and variety at reasonable rates. Some of the finest Pakistani mangoes are on offer at this festival.”The festival will conclude on July 14.

Source: Muscat Daily

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