United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has arrived in Tokyo before he visits Hiroshima to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing.
|'I hope that you, the younger generations of Japan, will carry the |
torch that your parents and grandparents have lit, and become leaders
of disarmament,' Dr Ban said in a speech at Waseda University. PHOTO: AFP
After meeting Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada in Tokyo, Ban Ki-moon says his visit will send a strong message to the world.
"I will visit Nagasaki and Hiroshima to send a very important and strong message to the world that the nuclear threat is real and that we must do everything we can to build on the current global moment towards the nuclear weapon-free world."
The UN chief will also meet Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and atomic bomb survivors in Nagasaki before he marks the peace memorial in Hiroshima.