On behalf of the European Union I would like to express our sincere appreciation of the effective way in which you and your team have conducted this meeting.
This week has provided national experts a valuable opportunity to exchange views on the practical implementation of the ITI. It has helped to identify gaps as well as successes in the national implementation, and has also enabled networking of national experts in both formal and informal settings.
We commend in particular you and your team on the extensive preparations prior to the meeting, contributing significantly to the success of our deliberations.
Thank you Mr. Chairman.