U.N. General Assembly chief to visit Hiroshima

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The president of the U.N. General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, will make a four-day visit to Japan from Sunday in order to attend the annual peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima next Tuesday, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said to Kyodo. The former Serbian foreign minister is also scheduled to meet with senior Japanese officials, including Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. The two will discuss disarmament, nonproliferation and U.N. Security Council reform.

Jeremic’s predecessor, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, visited Japan in November 2011.

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.