143. The Delegation of the United States introduced document CX/FH 00/12 and indicated that the basic elements to be addressed by the Guidelines were shown in Section 10 of this Discussion paper. The Delegation informed the Committee that there could be a need to address validation from a general perspective.
144. The Delegation of the France, speaking on behalf of the Member States of the European Community present at the Session, expressed the view that it was necessary to clarify the concepts of validation first and suggested that the paper be revised.
145. The Committee decided to request that the United States, with the assistance of its drafting partners, redraft the Discussion Paper for further consideration by the next session of the Committee.