「Letter of Request for promotion of actions for the early realization of a "Nuclear Weapons Convention" and the Hiroshima Appeal were submitted to the Japanese government
Foreign Minister Kishida (left) and Mayor Matsui of the City of Hiroshima (right)
On August 5, 2013, the Third Mayors for Peace Japanese Member City Meeting was held in Hiroshima city in conjunction with the 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace. The submission of a Letter of Request to the Japanese government to call for the promotion of actions for the early realization of a “Nuclear Weapons Convention” was decided at this meeting. On September 10, Mayor Matsui of the City of Hiroshima and Mr. Kuroda, the office manager at the Tokyo Office of the City of Nagasaki representing Japanese member cities of Mayors for Peace met with Foreign Minister Kishida and submitted a Letter of Request to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in reference to promotion to address the early realization of a "Nuclear Weapons Convention". At the same time, the Hiroshima Appeal adopted at the 8th General Conference of Mayors for Peace was also submitted.
Minister Kishida said "With acknowledgement of every contribution of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Mayors for Peace, we would like to address the issue in an effort to realize a world without nuclear weapons working together with you all".