G-7 foreign ministers have begun two days of talks in Hiroshima, Japan, laying the groundwork for next month's summit. John Kerry is the first US government official to visit the city since the explosion of a US atomic bomb during World War II.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven top industrialized nations have met in the Japanese city of Hiroshima which was once destroyed by a US atomic bomb. Japan hopes to send a message of nonproliferation and peace.
The G7 foreign ministers have begun talks in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, with John Kerry becoming the first US secretary of state to visit the atom-bombed city. North Korea's nuclear belligerence is on the agenda.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says there is no time to lose in agreeing upon a peace deal in Syria. Both he and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, also urged unity a day after the Brussels attacks.
Russia's foreign minister and his US counterpart have hailed the Syria ceasefire. German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said he too was hopeful of progress towards peace.
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