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Leaders from the G7 nations, a coalition of powerful economies, have come together with a resolute commitment to establish a world free from the menace of nuclear weapons. The historic declaration was made by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida of Japan during the momentous G7 Summit held in the city of Hiroshima on Sunday (May 21, 2023).

Amidst the backdrop of escalating concerns over the potential use of nuclear weapons by Russia in the volatile Ukrainian conflict, the G7 Summit unfolded over a span of three consequential days in Hiroshima.

This illustrious alliance comprises seven nations representing the largest advanced economies worldwide, namely the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada, in addition to its supplementary members hailing from the European Union.

During a press conference held subsequent to the summit, Prime Minister Kishida left no room for doubt as he firmly underscored the shared vision and unwavering commitment of the G7 leaders towards the ambitious goal of realizing a world completely devoid of the cataclysmic repercussions associated with nuclear weapons.

In his remarks, he emphasized that the utilization of such destructive armaments is unequivocally deemed “unacceptable,” resonating with the prevailing sentiment of the global community.

Ever since Japan was bestowed with the esteemed honor of hosting the G7 Summit within the very city that bore witness to the catastrophic devastation of the atomic bombing, Prime Minister Kishida has been unswervingly vocal about his impassioned aspirations to advance the noble cause of a nuclear-free world, along with his esteemed counterparts from the G7 nations, which notably include the three nuclear-armed states, namely the United States, United Kingdom, and France.

The G7 consortium achieved a remarkable consensus on the paramount importance of commemorating 77 years since the fateful moment when the first atomic bomb ravaged Hiroshima, rendering it synonymous with the irreversible horrors of nuclear warfare.

Prime Minister Kishida resolutely articulated that the inescapable truth of such grave conflicts lies in the unequivocal fact that there can be no victors in the devastating realm of nuclear armament, thereby reinforcing the unwavering commitment of the G7 nations towards creating a future free from the specter of nuclear annihilation.

Beyond the sphere of global security, Prime Minister Kishida directed his unwavering condemnation towards the missile launches orchestrated by North Korea, actions that have surpassed previous records in terms of their audacity and brazenness.

In a resolute tone, he called upon the leadership of North Korea to cease all further advancements in their nuclear weapons programs, urging them to embrace a path of peace and disarmament.

In an unwavering display of solidarity, Prime Minister Kishida underlined the unequivocal support of the G7 nations for Ukraine, a country plagued by the ongoing conflict.

The steadfast commitment of the G7 leaders to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Ukraine, both in word and in deed, was resoundingly affirmed, sending a powerful message to the international community regarding the collective determination to safeguard the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and international law.

To confront the persistent challenges posed by Russia’s aggression, the G7 leaders resolutely concurred on the urgent need to heighten economic sanctions against Moscow.

This strategic move seeks to curtail Russia’s capacity to sustain its belligerent endeavors, thereby reinforcing the international community’s unwavering stance against any transgressions of global order and stability.

In an era marked by geopolitical complexities and evolving threats, the resolute commitment demonstrated by the G7 nations in their pursuit of a nuclear-free world stands as a testament to the unwavering spirit of cooperation, shared values, and enduring bonds that unite these influential global powers.

Through their concerted efforts, the G7 leaders aim to pave the way for a safer and more peaceful world, wherein the specter of nuclear weapons is relegated to the annals of history, forever consigned to the collective memory of humanity’s past follies.