The G7 Leaders’ Summit held in Hiroshima, hosted by Japan, came to an end. Host leader Kishida held a press conference at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Describing the summit in Hiroshima as “historical”, Kishida said that an agreement was reached on the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.
Noting that there should be no threat of nuclear weapons, let alone the use of nuclear weapons, in changing the status quo by force, Kishida stated that this is a “basic issue” for the survival of humanity.
Referring to the “Hiroshima Vision” announced at the summit margin, Kishida said, “We are taking realistic steps towards our grandchildren’s ideal of living on a nuclear-free planet.” said.
Stressing the importance of the G7 leaders to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum together, Kishida said, “There is a difference between dreams and ideals. Ideals are attainable.” used the phrase.
“There is no better place to convey such determination than in Hiroshima, which symbolizes the commitment to peace.” said.
The situation in Ukraine
Expressing his satisfaction with the participation of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at the summit, Kishida noted that this gives a strong message regarding the Ukraine crisis.
Stating that the G7 has shown its “unshakable solidarity” to Ukraine, Kishida emphasized that they aim to establish a just and lasting peace in Ukraine.
Noting that they decided to strengthen sanctions against Russia’s offensive capabilities, Kishida also touched upon the importance of preventing sanctions from being avoided.