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.