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Pakistan Delegation visits Brazil for Food Safety Symposium

IMO Friend Hadi Laghari is part of a Delegation from Pakistan that is currently in Brazil for a United Nations Sponsored Food Safety Symposium.

The group will move on to different States in Brazil to visit agricultural operations.

Among the scheduled visits is the Sao Francisco Valley famous for mango production.

Hadi Laghari is very knowledgable on mango production and is a key beneificiary of the Australian Government programs in Pakistan as well as USAID projects.

He has worked with world leaders on mango production.


Bom dia. Hope you are doing well. 

This is to bring to your kind attention that a 14 member official high level delegation from Pakistan headed by the Honorable Minister for National Food Security is on a visit to Brazil since 26 May 2014. 

The visit is taking place in coordination with the World Food Programme and the Brazilian Government. From 26-31 May 2014 they shall stay in Brasilia. 

After 31 May 2014 the main delegation will travel to Porto Alegre. 

This part of the visit has already been finalized in coordination with the relevant Brazilian agencies.

However, the following three members i.e.

i) Mr. Imdad Ali Nizamani

ii) Mr. Hadi Bux Leghari

iii) Mr. Faizullah Saand

wishes to visit various farms (mangoes, banana, sugarcane etc) and agriculture development projects all over Brazil after 31 May 2014 till 12 June 2014 (This is a separate program from the main delegation’s visit mentioned above). They have proposed the following tentative program:

02 June Arrive in Salvador from Brasilia

Leave for Cruz das Almas

Night Stay in Hotel Flamboyant.

03 June Visit Embrapa Cassava and Fruits

Night Stay in Cruz das Almas in Hotel Flamboyant

04 June Visit Petrolina (by car) and on the way visit Banana Farms Sitio Barreira

Over Night stay in Petrolina

05 June Visit to Mango Plantations in Petrolina

Any other engagements

Over Night Stay in Petrolina

06 June Travel to Rio de Janeiro from Petrolina

The Embassy is finalizing the visit programme on 3-4 June 2014 in coordination with EMBRAPA. 

However, we would highly appreciate if the above mentioned three delegate members are facilitated on 5-6 June 2014 by your esteemed organisation.

Their visit and exposure to Brazilian farming techniques shall prove invaluable and would provide an excellent opportunity to learn from the valuable experience of Brazil in the field of agriculture. 

It would further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Pakistan and Brazil and open up new avenues for future collaboration between the two countries. 

The above mentioned,  will bear their own expenses and only require your kind assistance and help in making their visit fruitful.

Due to paucity of time, kindly let me know development in this regard so that the above mentioned 3 delegate members can be informed accordingly. 

Please let me know if you require some additional information. Thank you.

Best Regards,

Mubeen Mehr

Head of Chancery

Embassy of Pakistan, Brasilia



Summary for flights:
Brasilia – Salvador: 02/06
Petrolina – Rio de Janeiro : 06 or 07/06
Rio de Janeiro – São Paulo: 08 or 09/06
São Paulo – Pakistan : 10/06

PeriodActivityContact & Logistic
03/06/14Visit Embrapa Cassava and Fruits.
Contact with researchers and visit research facilities. Discussion on possibilities for collaboration
Full day
Arrive in Salvador from Brasilia on Monday 02/06during the day.  Please inform ASAP your itinerary. A driver holding a badge with your name will be waiting for you at the Salvador airport to bring you to Cruz das Almas.
You would be hosted at Hotel Flamboyant.
A driver from Embrapa will pick you up at 7:30 to visit Embrapa Cassava and Fruits.
Dr. F. Laranjeira
Dr. H. Rocha
Dr. Fernando Haddad
04/06/14You will stay in Cruz das Almas the night of 03/06 and go by car to Petrolina together with Dr. Rocha on day 04/06. You may depart from Cruz das Almas early in the morning and in the way to Petrolina visit the banana Farm Sitio Barreira.
This will take you the whole day traveling and visiting that farm.
Herminio will stay overnight in Petrolina and return to Cruz das Almas on 05/06/14.
Please make sure you contact your colleagues in Petrolina and inform where you will be hosted
05 and 06Visit Mango plantations in PetrolinaPlease make your arrangement with Dr. Gilmar.
You may want to travel by plane to Rio de Janeiro on 06 or 07 and spend the weekend over there.
09-10Visit São Paulo and flight back to Pakistan08 or 09/06 - Flight from Rio to São Paulo. Please make your own arrangement with your embassy

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