President Yoon Seok-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who jointly paid their respects at the memorial stone for Korean atomic bomb victims, will hold a Korea-Japan summit.
We will meet again two weeks after the meeting in Seoul during Prime Minister Kishida’s visit to Korea.
Let’s go to the conference site.
[Fumio Kishida/ Prime Minister of Japan]
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude for attending the G7 Summit expansion session. This is the third meeting in two months with President Yoon Seok-yeol.
A little while ago, I went to the memorial monument for Korean atomic bomb victims with President Yoon and his wife. I think this is important both for bilateral relations and for world peace. Afterwards, we plan to visit the Peace Memorial Museum with other leaders and pray together at the memorial stone in the Peace Memorial Park.
Today’s G7 Summit is also an opportunity, and we would like to share our views on strengthening cooperation between the two countries regarding the direction of Korea and Japan and global challenges.
[Yoon Seok-yeol / President] It is a pleasure to meet you again in Hiroshima, a city that symbolizes peace and the hometown of our Prime Minister, on the occasion of
the G7 Summit. Thank you for the warm welcome to me and our delegation while presiding over the entire G7 Summit schedule in each country .
Prime Minister Kishida and I just paid our respects at the Korean Atomic Bomb Victims Cenotaph here in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. It is the first time that the heads of state of the two countries have paid their respects together, and it is also the first time that a Korean president has paid his respects at a memorial stone.
Our visit together today will be remembered as our prime minister’s courageous action to convey his condolences to the Korean atomic bomb victims and at the same time to prepare for a peaceful future.
During his last visit to Korea, Prime Minister Kishida’s 메이저사이트statement that he felt heartbroken that the victims of forced labor went through painful and sad experiences in a harsh environment resonated greatly with the people of the Republic of Korea.
I think the courage and determination of the Prime Minister, who showed sincerity, are very precious. I highly commend the Prime Minister for showing outstanding leadership in defending the rules-based international order and finding ways to respond to global challenges such as the economy and security through the hosting of this G7 Summit .
Based on the results of the G7 Summit, I hope that Korea and Japan will further deepen cooperation on global agendas, including the economy and security. Based on deep trust between me and Prime Minister Kishida, I hope that we can in-depth share mutual solidarity and cooperation measures on how to develop bilateral relations as well as how to respond to global issues.