Today: Sunday, 19 May 2024 year

G7 leaders laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of the bombing in Hiroshima.

G7 leaders laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of the bombing in Hiroshima.

The leaders of the G7 countries, as well as the heads of the European Commission and the European Council, during the G7 summit that opened on Friday, laid flowers at the memorial to the victims of the atomic bombing in the Peace Park of the Japanese city of Hiroshima and took part in the tree planting ceremony.

At the end of the Peace Park events, the leaders left separately in the direction of the G7 summit venue, where the first of the sessions will soon take place. As expected, on Friday, the heads of the G7 also intend to discuss assistance to Ukraine.

The holding of the first event on the first day of the forum in the Peace Park is connected with the personality of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: Hiroshima is his constituency, there are many descendants of those who suffered after the atomic bomb explosion in his team. The initiative to hold the summit in this city belonged to him.

In addition, in the afternoon, a visit to Itsukushima Shrine, which is one of the three most beautiful views of Japan and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is planned.