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2017.06.26

Visit of French diplomats to the NPA

Visit of French diplomats to the NPA
In June of the current year the Counsellor of the French Embassy in Poland Jean-Louis Buer, responsible for agriculture and food industry in Poland, in the Baltic States and Hungary, visited Lithuania. This was already his second visit after a year and a half. The aim of this business mission was to hear at first-hand about the achievements of the country in implementing the strategic goals of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to discuss the challenges that Lithuania  as well as other EU member states are facing in taking this policy forward.
 
During his stay in Lithuania, the Agricultural  Counsellor Jean-Louis Buer  from the French Embassy in Poland, accompanied by the Economic Counsellor Jack Pillain from the French Embassy in Lithuania and the Deputy of the Economic Counsellor Danutė Litvinienė met the representatives of the National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture (NPA). The Director of the NPA Erikas Bėrontas presented a summary of the institution‘s achievements in administration of the EU support to agriculture and rural development. The Director familiarised the French guests with innovative technologies, that have been introduced in the daily activities of the institution, thus significantly speeding up and making more efficient the routine processes of support administration and control: robotisation, modern ICT solutions, digitisation, using satellite imagery, etc.    
 
The representatives of the French diplomatic corps were interested in hot issues related to further development of agricultural sector, including ageing of farmers, future of organic farming, simplification of  executing on-the-spot checks, etc. Bilateral cooperation issues were also touched upon during the meeting at the NPA.
 
The next meeting of the French diplomats was at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania. 
 
Last updated: 2017-09-19 09:46