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Kishida, U.N. chief affirm cooperation for nuclear abolition

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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, left, shakes hands with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima on Saturday.

HIROSHIMA — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Saturday agreed with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to work together to realize a “world without nuclear weapons.”

Kishida and Guterres held talks at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.

“As the only country to have experienced atomic bombings in war, [Japan] must lead the world toward a world without nuclear weapons,” Kishida said at the meeting.

Guterres stressed that nuclear nonproliferation and nuclear disarmament are inseparable, and that efforts must be made to make both possible. The U.N. chief also expressed hopes for Japan’s role in realizing nuclear abolition.