PARIS, Aug 5 (Reuters) - French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Wednesday France must intensify its support for winemakers hard hit by a slump in demand because of restaurant and bar closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and lower exports because of U.S. tariffs.
“The international situation, the health crisis, a drop in exports: our wine sector faces major difficulties. State support must continue and intensify,” Castex said on Twitter.
Castex is on a visit of the Menetou-Salon and Sancerre wineyards in the Cher department in centre-Val de Loire region.
Reporting by Dominique Vidalon, editing by Louise Heavens
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