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G-7 foreign ministers push nuclear disarmament in Hiroshima

  • G7 foreign ministers, from left to right, E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park  in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

    G7 foreign ministers, from left to right, E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni and France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault walk together after placing wreaths at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • School children hold national flags as France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, left, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, third left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, fourth left, and other G7 foreign ministers visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

    School children hold national flags as France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, left, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, third left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, fourth left, and other G7 foreign ministers visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan, Monday, April 11, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • From left, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion and E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini carry wreath to offer at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

    From left, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion and E.U. High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini carry wreath to offer at the cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western Japan Monday, April 11, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries have called for a renewed push for nuclear disarmament at the end of a two-day meeting in the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima in western Japan.

The top diplomats from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S. issued two statements Monday on nonproliferation, including one dubbed the "Hiroshima Declaration" that calls on other leaders to follow their path to Hiroshima.

Earlier Monday, the foreign ministers visited the Hiroshima peace memorial cenotaph to lay flowers for the victims of the American atomic bombing in 1945. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry became the highest-ranking American official to visit Hiroshima since World War II.