New York: Hiroshima Gov Hidehiko Yuzaki has said that UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon backed his "Hiroshima for Global Peace" plan.
"Secretary General Ban Ki Moon expressed first his own personal commitment to disarmament for the nuclear issue and he said that he will also support our plan," Yuzaki told reporters after the meeting at UN headquarters.
"So I think that is a big push for us," said Yuzaki. "Yuzaki seeks to contribute to global peace using Hiroshima's experience of destruction by the first atomic bomb, and reconstruction from its ashes," according to a press release.
"Benefiting from our experience of regenerating from the ashes of the A-bomb, Hiroshima will make all-out efforts to build a peaceful global community free from nuclear weapons," Yuzaki said.
On August 6, 1945, the US dropped the world's first nuclear bomb over Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II. Three days later another bomb was detonated over Nagasaki.