In the 19th century Mirza Ghalib, the great Urdu/Persian poet, immortalized the mango in his beautiful verses, describing it as the "King of Fruits" and extolling qualities such as its exotic aroma and its honey-sweetness. It shines at every feast, for rich or the poor alike.
Mangoes are not only Pakistan's national fruit, these are also part of culture, a networking tool, an instrument of social bonding and a diplomatic emissary worthy of being gifted to dignitaries all over the world.
Pakistan is the 5th largest producer and the 3rd largest exporter of mango in the world.Its soil and climatic conditions enable production and market supplies of good quality fresh mango over a period of about 5 to 6 months. Pakistani mangoes therefore enjoy a prominent position in the international market. Pakistan produces many mango varieties i.e. Sindhri, Langra, Doshehri, Chaunsa, Kali Seroli, Bagan pali, Swarnarika, and Neelum.
From Alexander to the Mughal emperors of the sub-continent, mango was the fruit of the royals. It is hailed as the "King of Fruits" in the entire South Asia. Mango was also the national gift from Pakistan to China in sixties. Fifty years later, Mango from Pakistan is becoming popular in China again.
To promote and introduce Pakistani mangoes in China, Pakistan Embassy Beijing along with China Economic Net, Jaffar Brothers and Youlianfeng Trade Dalian are launching Mango Festival on 17th September 2019 noon to unveil a path to explore Pakistani specialties and a mini documentary "Exploring CPEC" shall also be introduced.