Japan has received the first consignment of Pakistani mangoes; more are expected to follow, despite the complicated processes in place COVID lockdown.
Ambassador of Pakistan for Japan Imtiaz Ahmed led a ceremony around the arrival of the mangoes and told The News that importing mangoes to Japan was a complicated process due to the Corona epidemic.
“Our team is grateful to the commercial consul and the Japanese government for their special consideration regarding the inspection of mangoes and recognising inspection of Pakistani institutions,” he said. “We are trying to bring more mangoes to Japan this year as compared to the last year and try to maintain the best impression that has been created among the Japanese people regarding Pakistani mangoes.”
The ambassador said Siddique’s efforts increased import of Pakistani mangoes to Japan.
Japan is a high-value market for mangoes. Market shares in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Sweden, Italy, Belgium and Netherlands are rising steadily.