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Creed meets Le Foll and Senior Officials in Paris for Brexit talks

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today met his French counterpart, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Stephane Le Foll, in Paris to discuss the implications of Brexit for the Irish and European agri-food sectors.

Continuing his series of engagements with European counterparts, and coming after meetings earlier this week with the Austrian and Luxembourg ministers, the Minister said: Today's meeting with Stephane Le Follagain proved enormously useful in developing a shared understanding at EU level of the impact of Brexit for the agri-food sector. We had a very positive exchange, and it was clear that France's concerns in relation to Brexit coincide to a large degree with Ireland's."

Noting that Minister Le Foll's term in office will come to an end shortly, Minister Creed and his officials undertook to continue consultations at senior official level with a view to ensuring continuity  in the engagement over the coming months.

Concluding, Minister Creed also took the opportunity to wish Minister Le Foll well for the future. He said: "I expressed my gratitude for France's close collaboration with Ireland over the last five years, and particularly for its support in concluding the negotiations on CAP reform during Ireland's most recent EU Presidency. I also congratulated Stephane Le Foll on his positive contribution to wider agricultural policy development, most notably with his '4 per 1000' initiative aimed at maximising agriculture's contribution to the achievement of climate change objectives."

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 62/2017 (pdf 361Kb) 

Added 05.04.2017

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, today met his French counterpart, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Stephane Le Foll, in Paris to discuss the implications of Brexit for the Irish and European agri-food sectors.

Date Released: 05 April 2017