Hiroshima governor hopes terrorism and nuclear abolition will be discussed at foreign ministers’ meeting in April

At a press conference on December 1, Hidehiko Yuzaki, the governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, expressed his hope that the issue of terrorism will be discussed at the meeting of foreign ministers scheduled to take place in Hiroshima next April ahead of the Group of Seven (G7) summit (Ise Shima summit) in May. He hopes the discussions by the foreign ministers in the A-bombed city will be fruitful and also help advance the abolition of nuclear weapons.

With the terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere that have recently occurred, Mr. Yuzaki stressed that it is only natural for issues involving terrorism to be an important topic on the agenda of the foreign ministers. The governor urged them to also address the social problems behind terrorism as well as the possible use of nuclear arms by non-state actors, including terrorists.

(Originally published on December 2, 2015)