I would like to express my congratulations on the opening of the Internet 1996 World Exposition.

Today, it is computer and communication that are quickly changing the style and substance of our lives. People around the world are obtaining new knowledge and information faster and more easily through the highly developed means of communications. Moreover, ways are being opened for more people to exchange their information more practically and effectively.

I believe that the Internet Exposition will contribute greatly to our efforts to provide more members of the global village with the benefits of information technology.

I thank all those who worked hard to hold the Internet 1996 World Exposition and wish this event to be a great success.