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IUCr 1996 17th General Assembly and Congress - Closing Ceremony, Saturday 17 August 1996

R. F. BRYAN (Chairman of the Congress Organizing Committee) and W. L. DUAX (Chairman of the Congress Programme Committee) thanked everyone involved with making the Congress a success; it had been a rich and rewarding experience.

P. COPPENS, the retiring President, said that this had been a successful and well organized Congress and thanked the organizers for their hard work. He found it a great pleasure to be handing over the Presidency to someone from the large and important community of macromolecular crystallographers and to someone who would be the first President from the Southern Hemisphere.

The new President, E. N. BAKER, paid tribute to the retiring President for his guidance, his concern for people and science and the wisdom he had brought to the Presidency. He said that this had been a large but wonderful Congress. It was important to keep all aspects of crystallography together at the one Congress. This was a marvellous time to be carrying out science and he was looking forward to the next three years. He then declared the Seventeenth General Assembly and Congress closed.

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