The famous Hyderabadi hospitality came in for praise from delegates attending the 11{+t}{+h}Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at the HICC here.

M.F. Farooqui, Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, said he had interacted with many delegates and enquired how they were received.

The delegates told him that they were received with a smile and expressed happiness at the welcome given to them.

“Even we are overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people of Hyderabad,” he added. The delegates were also appreciative of the arrangements so far.