The final moment in the successful campaign to lift the European Union ban on Indian Alphonso mangoes came today on the 18th May 2015, as Keith fulfilled his promise to deliver a fresh shipment of the mangoes to Prime Minister David Cameron.
“The delivery of these delicious Alphonso mangoes to the Prime Minister fulfils a promise made during the superb campaign to lift the European Union’s ban on India’s ‘King of Fruits’.
Prime Minister Cameron’s support for those of us who opposed the ban was critical, and it seems right that we now fulfil our end of the bargain. The work undertaken to resolve this issue serves to demonstrate how quickly and efficiently problems can be solved when the United Kingdom and India work together.
We now look forward to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first official visit to the United Kingdom. I hope Mr Cameron will include Mangoes for desert when he hosts Mr Modi for the first time.”