Kuwaiti ambassador participates in Hiroshima bomb commemoration

Kuwait's Ambassador to Japan Abdulrahman Al-Otaibi participated in the commemoration of the 64th Hiroshima A-bomb anniversary, upon the invitation of Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba. The ceremony was attended by the ambassadors of 60 states accredited in Tokyo, as well as a representative of UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and other international figures.
The Kuwaiti ambassador, met with the Hiroshima mayor, and conveyed the condolences of the Kuwaiti leadership and people to the people of Japan.
Al-Otaibi said Kuwait shared this pain with Japan, out of belief in the principle of lasting global peace and denouncing violence and war.
He noted that Kuwait was still suffering from the aftermath of the Iraqi invasion of 1990, and called on Hiroshima to establish a gathering for peace, saying that Kuwait stood ready to discuss cooperation in this matter.
The Kuwaiti ambassador also talked to one of the bomb's survivors, who recounted the horror of the blast. All participants underscored the importance of ridding the world of weapons of mass destruction by 2020.