Lesley Griffiths and Alun Cairns will today jointly host a key Brexit meeting with farmers, the fishing industry and business.
During the meeting, the Cabinet Secretary will outline her commitment to actively promote the interests of these sectors to ensure they continue to thrive and so we can safeguard and enhance on our environmental achievements after leaving the EU.
The meeting, which is being held in Cardiff, will discuss the practical issues facing the sectors as we approach EU exit, the preparation being undertaken and how powers returning from the EU should be exercised in the future.
Speaking ahead of the meeting, Cabinet Secretary said:
“It is now under a year before we leave the European Union. Brexit brings with it both challenges and opportunities and this is particularly the case for our valued rural economy. That is why it is so important that we engage and listen to partners as we prepare to leave the European Union.
“Today’s meeting is an important opportunity to look at the interests of Wales in relation to those sectors across devolved and non-devolved areas. This engagement builds on the regular roundtable discussions I have held with key partners over the last two years.
I am committed to working with partners as we develop proposals for land management post-Brexit so we can ensure a resilient and thriving industry in Wales after we leave the EU.”