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Message from the Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China

62nd IFLA General Conference
Beijing, CHINA
August 25-31, 1996

The 62nd IFLA General Conference will be held from Augsut 25th to 31st, 1996 in Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China. On behalf of the Chinese Government, I would like to welcome all librarians and information specialists attending the conference.

Libraries are the treasure chests of our knowledge and have played an irreplaceable role in promoting civilization. The 62nd IFLA General Conference will be held in China, a country with an ancient civilization which is now engaging in modern cultural construction. I believe the conference will be of great significance to the development of librarianship and information science in China and to other countries throughout the world.

I am confident the conference will promote further cultural exchange and friendly cooperation between the library and information profession in China and the profession in the rest of the world.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my warm greetings to delegates who are attending the conference from around the world and to wish the conference great success!

Li Peng