June 6, 2023

The horror of nuclear warfare was highlighted by world leaders attending the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sought to make use of the G7 summit in Japan to attract consideration to the horrors of nuclear warfare and promote his imaginative and prescient of a world with out nuclear weapons.

On Friday, leaders of the G7 and the European Union visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, devoted to the reminiscence of the victims of the atomic bomb dropped by US troops on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

On the museum, which options graphic descriptions of the devastation attributable to the world’s first nuclear assault, G7 leaders signed a visitor guide for guests.

Under are the messages the leaders wrote:

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida

As Chairman of the G7, I’m right here with the leaders of the G7 international locations for this historic event of the G7 summit to construct a world with out nuclear weapons.

US President Joe Biden

Let the tales of this Museum remind us of all our commitments to constructing a peaceable future. Allow us to collectively proceed to maneuver ahead to the day once we can lastly and completely rid the world of nuclear weapons. Save the religion!

French President Emmanuel Macron

With emotion and compassion, we should do our half within the obligation of remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima and act for peace, the one battle [the fight] price combating.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

This place is a reminder of unimaginable struggling. As we speak, along with our companions, we reaffirm right here our dedication to defend peace and freedom with all our willpower. Nuclear warfare must not ever be unleashed once more.

Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni

As we speak we pause and stay in prayer. As we speak we keep in mind that darkness didn’t triumph. As we speak we keep in mind the previous to construct a way forward for hope collectively.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

Shakespeare tells us to “give mournful phrases”. But language fails in mild of the bomb’s flash. No phrases can describe the horror and struggling of the individuals of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However what we will say with all our coronary heart and all our soul now not exists.

President of the European Council Charles Michel

Nearly 80 years in the past, an enormous tragedy occurred right here. It reminds us of what we, the G7, stand for. And why are we defending it. Peace and freedom. As a result of that is what all individuals need essentially the most.

European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen

What occurred in Hiroshima nonetheless haunts humanity. It’s a stark reminder of the horrible price of warfare and our everlasting obligation to guard and protect peace.

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