G-7 foreign ministers to visit A-bomb memorial park together

HIROSHIMA, April 2, Kyodo: Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries will visit the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima together on April 11 on the occasion of a ministerial meeting there, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Saturday.

Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy will visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in the park and lay flowers at a cenotaph for atomic bomb victims.

It will mark the first time for sitting foreign ministers from the United States, Britain and France, which are all nuclear weapons states, to visit the park.