Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis participated as co-chair with his Irish counterpart in a panel on agriculture and sustainable development in the framework of the EU-African Union Summit.
According to government sources, within this topic Mitsotakis focused on coordination for the protection of farmers’ incomes and the rural economy. In this context, he stressed the priority that Greece gives to the agricultural sector as a factor of sustainable development – connected with the traditions and culture of each people – and referred to the challenges of climate change that affect the entire agri-food sector.
The main goal of the Greek government, the same government sources noted, is to support rural areas and to strengthen the tools through which to manage in a coordinated manner, at a European level, the external factors and uncertainties that affect the economies of rural areas and farmers’ incomes.
The main points of interest for Greece in the context of the EU-African Union summit are the country’s relationship with African countries, where important and numerous Greek communities exist, the continuous financial and health support (Greece has already donated 3 million vaccines against Covid) of African countries and, of course, the new field that opens up by linking agricultural production with sustainable development.