Leaders of the Invited Countries and Heads of International Organizations Visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Lay Flowers at the Cenotaph for Atomic Bomb Victims
May 21, 2023
- On May 21, H.E. Mr. JOKO Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia; H.E. Mr. AZALI Assoumani, President of the Union of Comoros; H.E. Mr. YOON Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea; H.E. Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil; H.E. Mr. Narendra MODI, Prime Minister of India; Honourable Mark BROWN, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands; H.E. Mr. PHAM Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam; The Hon. Anthony ALBANESE, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia; H.E. Mr. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; H.E. Dr. Kristalina GEORGIEVA, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Mr. David R. MALPASS, President, the World Bank; H.E. Dr. Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA, Director-General, the World Trade Organization; H.E. Mr. Mathias CORMANN, Secretary-General of the OECD; and Dr. Fatih BIROL, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, invited to the G7 Hiroshima Summit, visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum located in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture with Prime Minister KISHIDA. Furthermore, the Prime Minister himself explained the exhibits, and the G7 leaders also exchanged words with Ms. OGURA Keiko, hibakusha (an atomic bombing survivor).
- At the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, leaders of the invited countries and heads of international organizations saw the reality of the atomic bombing, and signed the guest book titled “Commemorating the visit to the Peace Memorial Park by the leaders of the invited countries and international organizations on the occasion of the G7 Hiroshima Summit” with Prime Minister KISHIDA at the end of their visit.
- Prime Minister KISHIDA and the leaders of the invited countries and heads of international organizations were then escorted to the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims by Mr. YUZAKI Hidehiko, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, and Mr. MATSUI Kazumi, Mayor of the City of Hiroshima. They laid flowers at the Cenotaph with the support of elementary school students in Hiroshima.
[Reference] Messages (PDF)