The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, and his French counterpart, Julien Denormandie, held a virtual meeting in which they agreed on the need to guarantee food security in the European Union, support community agri-food strategies, and defend competitive and sustainable agricultural holdings, according to a statement made by the Department on Thursday.
The great convergence of both leaders on the main aspects of the future CAP and international agri-food trade was confirmed at the meeting. According to Planas, the works for its approval are very advanced, so it's possible a general agreement will be reached next October, as the German Presidency has indicated.
He also expressed his concerns about a shared problem: US tariffs on certain food products as a result of EU aid to the Airbus consortium.
Planas and Denormandie, who has been in office for almost two months, have expressed their intention to continue having a good and positive relationship between both countries.