Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have closed their two-day summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was chosen to highlight the dangers of nuclear war.
The ministers laid wreaths at the memorial to the nearly 150,000 citizens who died after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city in 1945. Meanwhile, present day regional tensions took center stage.
CCTV America’s Nathan King reports.
G-7 in Hiroshima: Foreign ministers call for nuclear disarmamentForeign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations have closed their two-day summit in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It was chosen to highlight the dangers of nuclear war. CCTV America's Nathan King reports.
The solemn backdrop to the summit gives G-7 leaders a platform to call for a world without nuclear weapons and highlight what they called a continued provocative action by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“We came here and drew from the experience of touring in this museum how critical it is that we all apply the lessons of the past to the future and the present,” John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State said.
Terrorism was also on the agenda following the recent attack in Turkey, Belgium and Pakistan.
But in a separate communication on maritime security, the leaders of the U.S., Japan, Canada, the UK, France, Germany and Italy also expressed concerns in the East and South China seas and seemed to point the finger at China.
Professor Peter Kuznick on G-7 Summit in Hiroshima
For more, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Peter Kuznick. He’s a professor of History and the director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University.