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Opening of the Session (Agenda Item 1)

2. Dr. W. Hölzel, Director, Federal Ministry of Health, opened the Session, welcoming the participants on behalf of the Federal Minister of Health. He noted that the increasing interest and attendance at the Sessions of the Committee were a recognition of the importance of its work in providing worldwide standards and guidance on the nutritional aspects of food in international trade. Dr. Hölzel outlined the key role assumed by the Codex Alimentarius Commission within the framework of the World Trade Organization, expressed the hope that the vast experience of the Committee would contribute to the successful solution of the important and difficult issues on the Agenda.

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