ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A five-day Pakistan Food Festival began at Galadari Hotel in Colombo as a part of Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2017 to be held from Friday.
The Pakistan Food Festival was formally inaugurated by the Minister for Public Administration and Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara and the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain on Wednesday evening.
“Feel the real taste of Pakistan’s strength, diversity and culture through its exotic cuisine,” several prominent figures highlighted at the opening Ceremony of festival, according to a press release.
The opening Ceremony was attended by the people from different walks of life including diplomats, Sri Lankan Parliamentarians, government functionaries, members of Pakistani community in Sri Lanka and prominent personalities.
Invitees of the event were of the view that festivals of this nature are a good medium to bring people closer to each other and further strengthen the strong brotherly relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
During the event, the High Commissioner of Pakistan Major General (retd) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistani cuisine is a kaleidoscope fusion of culture which showcases the abundance and diversity of Pakistan’s food products.
Within Pakistan, cuisine varies greatly from region to region, reflecting the country’s ethnic and cultural diversity, he added.
It is pertinent here that Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in collaboration with High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka will organize Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2017 at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo from January 13 to 15 for the second consecutive year.
The Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2017 will be featuring leading Pakistani companies and manufacturers of Engineering Products, Auto Parts, Agro Products, Textile & Clothing, Designer Wear, Handicraft, Pharmaceuticals, Cutlery, Furniture, Carpets, Marble and Services.