ISLAMABAD - Twenty Three major companies of the country are showcasing their food products including rice and spices in Paris in a bid to boost their exports.

Pakistani rice and other food stuff including spices and dry fruit are at exhibition in Paris arranged under auspices of SIAL Fair which is a forum for exhibition of food stuff from all over the world, said a message received here from Paris.

Many visitors have shown their interest in the products of the exhibition which is held twice a year. Pakistani rice because of its quality and variety was of special attention for the visitors. Fourteen Pakistani companies are exhibiting rice in their private capacity.

The ambassador of Pakistan to Paris, Ghalib Iqbal visited Pakistani stalls to meet the exhibitors. He impressed upon the exhibitors to present their products in such a way that their scope of business expands from ethnic market to the international buyers. He assured them full cooperation on behalf of the embassy in order to facilitate them.

 In total, 6425 exhibitors from 105 countries are participating in this fair.