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Earlier this week, the latest slice of “mango diplomacy” was organised at the Pakistani embassy in Beijing where new ambassador Naghmana Hashmi recollected, even if partly, when it all began.(HT image)

Mango diplomacy: How the first crate of Pakistani mangoes impacted Mao’s China

Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 09:59 PM IST
In August 1968, a crate of mangoes was gifted to Mao by Pakistani foreign minister, Mian Arshad Hussain, who was also high commissioner to India earlier, in Beijing.
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