Brussels, 22 June 2021 - spiritsEUROPE warmly welcomes the organisation of the 4th EU-AU Agriculture Ministerial conference on 22 June 2021, an important moment for leaders and businesses on both sides to step up their cooperation during this challenging time defined by the global pandemic.
We urge leaders on both continents to work closely on a common agenda that would deliver speedy recovery post COVID-19 and would contribute to growth, jobs and sustainable development.
Addressing spiritsEUROPE priorities for EU-Africa relations would allow our sector to contribute to the overall recovery and growth objectives of our shared agenda.
We call on EU & AU leaders to:
spiritsEUROPE welcomes the establishment of an AU-EU Agri-food Platform to unlock the potential of the agri-food industries. To deliver the best possible results, we would urge the Commission to implement AU-EU Agri-food Platforms in countries that are identified as priorities by agri-food businesses.
spiritsEUROPE stands ready to contribute with practical ideas about how to improve the business climate, to ensure the agri-business sector’s development delivers economic and societal benefits on the African continent.
Click here for the spiritsEUROPE Africa Strategy (June 2020)