X.-J. XU, Chairman of the Congress Organizing Committee, thanked the Executive Committee, the Programme Committee and the Congress staff for all their hard work.
A. AUTHIER, the retiring President, said that this had been a very successful well organized Congress with good scientific sessions. He thanked all his Chinese colleagues for making the Congress a very rewarding experience for everybody coming to China and seeing its new openness. He then introduced the newly elected President.
The new President, P. COPPENS, said that this Congress would be a yardstick against which future Congresses would be measured.
Prizes for the best posters were then awarded and the Sixteenth General Assembly and Congress officially closed.
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