04 July 2019 — OIV life

The French Minister for Agriculture receives Pau Roca

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Didier Guillaume, the French Minister for Agriculture and Food, met with Pau Roca, the Director General of the OIV, and took the opportunity to reaffirm France’s attachment to the work of the OIV with regard to international viticultural standardisation.

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During this interview, Pau Roca recalled the fundamental missions of the OIV and its specificities in a globalised sector marked by an international regulatory framework inspired by or founded on the recommendations and expertise of the Organisation.

The Minister emphasised the importance of maintaining a balance between the different inclinations that may be expressed within the OIV. Didier Guillaume also conveyed the interest of France, as the host country of the Organisation, in marking the centenary of the OIV in 2024. This could see the convening of a Ministerial Conference on the major issues of the global viticultural sector.

Pau Roca also indicated the importance of the strategic axes implemented by the OIV with regard to sustainability, which meet the expectations expressed by the Minister in terms of the development of the agro-ecological transition, for which viticulture should play a promoting role.

Pau Roca with Didier Guillaume 

© Cheick Saidou / agriculture.gouv.fr.