U.S. Secretary of State makes historic visit to Hiroshima A-bomb park

Baku, April 11, AZERTAC

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a historic visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday, along with other G7 foreign ministers, according to Xinhua.

The G7 foreign ministers visited the park's Peace Memorial Museum first, and then walked to the Cenotaph for the Atomic Bomb Victims in the center of the park and placed flowers at the cenotaph.

At Kerry's proposal, the foreign ministers also made an unscheduled visit to Atomic Bomb Dome in the park which was a relic from the atomic bombing 71 years ago.

Kerry is the first U.S. Secretary of State visiting the A-bombed city. The Japanese government is also hoping Kerry's visit would spur a visit by the U.S. President Barack Obama to Hiroshima in May.

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