2016-04-12 G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting Concludes
CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Ding Heng
The G7 Foreign Ministers in Hiroshima, April 2016. [Photo: CFP]
The foreign ministers of the G7 group of industrialized nations have recently concluded their meeting in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida had earlier stated that the agenda for discussion would include global terrorism, the European migrant crisis and nuclear disarmament.
In addition to high-level discussion, the ministers also paid a landmark visit to Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, which is dedicated to those who lost their lives when the city was struck by an atomic bomb in 1945. The G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting comes ahead of the leaders' summit in Japan next month.
So how accurate were our experts' predictions of the key issues to be discussed at the meeting? How symbolic was the decision to hold the event in a city that has itself been the victim of a nuclear attack? And with the leaders of the G7 bloc set to meet in Japan next month, will US President Barack Obama also pay a landmark visit to Hiroshima?
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As the meeting kicked off, Michael Butterworth and Tu Yun spoke with Jia Xiudong, Senior Research Fellow from China Institute of International Studies, and Bessma Momani, Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, to find out more.
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