Kishida, Zelenskyy hold talks in Hiroshima

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held their own high level meeting as the G7 summit wrapped up in Hiroshima on Sunday evening. Kishida repeated his message of peace and resolve to stand up to Russian aggression.

Kishida said, "Russia's threat or use of nuclear weapons must never happen. I think it is very significant to make efforts toward a world without nuclear weapons and to offer flowers along with Volodymyr at the cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park."

He thanked the Ukrainian president for welcoming him during his visit to Kyiv in March.

Kishida added, "I saw the situation and felt the tense atmosphere myself. The visit renewed my resolve to walk with you to bring peace back to the beautiful land of Ukraine."

Zelenskyy told Kishida that he will never forget the support expressed at the summit towards Ukraine. This is their first meeting since Kishida visited Ukraine in March.

Earlier, Zelenskyy visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which details the devastation of the 1945 atomic bombing. The two leaders placed flowers at the cenotaph to commemorate the victims.