Cameron receives Indian alphonso mangoes

Tuesday 19th May 2015 12:53 EDT

British Prime Minister David Cameron has received a special delivery of Indian alphonso mangoes on Monday at his residence in 10 Downing Street.

UK's longest serving MP of Asian origin Keith Vaz and Jayshree Makadia, a London-based fruit trader visited the prime minister's residence to deliver a shipment of Indian alphonso mangoes following the lifting of the European Union ban earlier this year.

Vaz said "The delivery of these delicious Alphonso mangoes to the PM 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 UK 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.”

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