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Pakistani mangoes now in Japan

Pakistani mangoes now in Japan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani mangoes have finally made it to Japanese market as the king of fruits is now being sold for the first time by the largest high-street retailer in Japan, AEON Corporation.
The soft launch of Pakistani mangoes was held at new AEON Makuhari Mall – one of the largest in Tokyo which was inaugurated by Pakistani Ambassador in Japan Noor Muhammad Jadmani and Fauji Fertiliser Company (FFC) Chairman Lt-Gen (r) Naeem Khalid Lodhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Pakistani Ambassador Noor Muhammad Jadmani said the taste and richness were not just confined to mangoes but were hallmarks of different fruits and vegetables from Pakistan. He emphasised that orchards in Pakistan were Global GAP certified.
The ambassador stressed that persistent efforts of the commercial sector to promote Pakistani fruits and vegetables in the Japanese market and its constant direct liaison with AEON had led to the breakthrough.
AEON Chairman Hiroshi Yokoo welcomed the ambassador and Fauji Fertiliser Company (FFC) Chairman Lt-Gen (r) Naeem Khalid Lodhi as he joined them on the merchandise sales display. Yokoo thanked the Pakistani team for making the inaugural event possible.
The ambassador said that he had confidence in the GAP-certified mango exporters from Pakistan, especially companies like FFC. In his remarks, the FFC chairman expressed the hope that more agricultural products being introduced by AEON in due course of time and appreciated the idea of farms in collaboration with the company, dedicated to exclusive production for the Japanese market.