Hiroshima (IINA) � Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Sheikh Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa attended a somber ceremony marking the 72nd Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima on Sunday, at the invitation of the Japanese government. The ceremony took place in the presence of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Foreign Minister Taro Kono, Hiroshima governor, Hiroshima mayor, several other officials and diplomats representing 80 countries
Meanwhile, Sheikh Al-Issa met with a number of senior Japanese officials, including Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan Tadamori Oshima. During the meeting, Oshima expressed appreciation of the MWL for its interest in communicating with Japanese officials to discuss ways of cooperation that would serve the common interests.
Sheikh Al-Isa also met with Hidehiko Yuzaki, governor of Hiroshima Prefecture, who welcomed the visit of the MWL delegation to Japan, noting that the officials in the province aspire to work together toward more fruitful cooperation between the two sides.
Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui also received the MWL chief. During the meeting, the mayor commended the fruitful efforts of the MWL. During the meeting, the mayor handed over the MWL chief his credentials as a member of the International Cities of Peace Association, which is concerned with the commitment to achieving the initiative of the “Cities of Peace Without Weapons of Mass Destruction”.
The Hiroshima mayor also confirmed that the membership of the MWL secretary general in the International Cities of Peace would contribute to the accession of more organizations and cities to this initiative.
Source: International Islamic News Agency