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Ambassador Farukh Amil Friday said Pakistan produces very high quality world class fruits and vegetables, with excellent taste and will get a positive response from the Japanese people.
He was speaking to a delegation of Sindh Mango Growers from Pakistan and the Japanese importers.
He said Pakistani mangoes were being successfully exported to the Middle East and Europe and hoped that these would find a good market in Japan.
Ambassador Amil said Pakistani mangoes will attract the Japanese market because of its special aroma, sweetness and delicious taste, and hoped that Pakistani mangoes will be marketed in Japan this year.
The ambassador said despite a huge agriculture market in Japan, Pakistani products were largely absent which calls for unhindered efforts on the part of Pakistani exporters to find ways and means to increase and sustain exports in the world markets. The Ambassador stressed the need for pursuing the export with perseverance, packaging and presentation for marketing the products in Japan and elsewhere in the world.
He urged the delegation to meet the Japanese standards of packaging and assured the Pakistani businessmen and Japanese importers of Embassy’s full assistance in marketing the mangoes and other fruits and vegetables to Japan.
Earlier Mahmood Nawaz Shah on behalf of the visiting delegation gave a briefing about the quality and export potential of Pakistani mangoes to the world market in general and Japan in particular. Earlier the delegation held meetings at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery and Narita Airport Quarantine Authorities.
The delegation also visited fresh fruit vegetables farms and the famous Tokyo Metropolitan Ohta Fresh Market. It would visit a host of other agricultural farms and orchards in different parts of Kansai region.