In Japan, eyes were turned to the G7 Summit, which will be held in Hiroshima, in the southwest of the country, on May 19-21, under the term presidency.
Personda, who gave an interview to the national press at the Prime Ministry Residence, evaluated the latest situation before the G7 Leaders’ Summit that she will host.
Stating that the G-7 will send a strong message for a world without nuclear weapons, Kishida said that they will move forward with more concrete efforts in this direction.
“As a starting point for all nuclear disarmament efforts, it is important to be able to announce the reality of nuclear strikes,” said Kishida.
Reminding China’s influence in the Pacific and Russia’s attack on Ukraine, Kishida stated that the G7 will issue a strong message against attempts to forcefully change the status quo.
He noted that the summit, where many issues from energy and food security to climate change will be discussed, should emphasize the cooperation of the whole world.
The Japanese Prime Minister announced on May 19 that he would welcome guest leaders at the Peace Memorial Park, which was built to commemorate those who died in 1945 due to the atomic bomb.
The 2023 G-7 Leaders’ Summit will be held in Hiroshima, in the southwestern part of the country, on 19-21 May, hosted by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio.
In addition to the G7 countries, Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Vietnam were also invited to the summit as guests.
With the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 and on Nagasaki on 9 August 1945, the USA caused the death of more than 200,000 people.
It was noteworthy that Prime Minister Kishida, who was elected to the Japanese Assembly from Hiroshima Province, which is considered the hometown of his family, preferred this city for the summit.