Mayor Akiba, Mr. Fujita,
President of the Hiroshima City Assembly, Hur Duck-Haeng,
Consul-General of the Republic of Korea,
Leaders of the Korean community in Hiroshima,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am, of course, a citizen of the Republic of Korea.
I come here today as a citizen of the world.
I join with you in remembering the 20,000 Korean victims of the atomic bomb on this date 65 years ago.
I grieve with you for those who perished here.