On the 6-th of August, the Peace Memorial Ceremony commemorating the atomic bombing was held in Japanese city of Hiroshima in which our country was represented by Charge d’Affaires ad interim. This year’s event which is marked the 65-th anniversary of the biggest tragedy for Japanese people, participated the unprecedented number of representatives from foreign countries, international and non-government organizations. Overall the representatives from 74 countries from all over the world took part in the event.
For the first time in the history of this event the Peace Memorial Ceremony was attended by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, the representatives of the nuclear states, in particular the Ambassador of the United States to Japan John Roos and the Charges d’Affaires ad interim of France and United Kingdom.
The culmination of the commemorative ceremony became the speeches of Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and Prime-minister of Japan Naoto Kan in which they called world community for active and practical actions on the way of creating the free nuclear weapons world.
During the visit to Hiroshima the original letters of Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Olexandr Gorin as well as from the non-government organizations of our country addressed to the Mayor of Hiroshima Mr. Tadatoshi Akiba on disarmament and non-proliferation regime of nuclear weapons have been conveyed to the representatives of Hiroshima City Administration.