Dear Hiroshima Youth Committee,
“The release of atomic power has changed everything except our way of thinking.” Albert Einstein said this after Hiroshima. And he added: “The solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”
Becoming a watchmaker is no longer a solution. The idea is out. The bomb is out. Nobody knows this better than you, the citizens and the youth of Hiroshima. Therefore indeed: We have to solve the problem in our hearts. Politically speaking: We have to solve the nuclear problem and the war problem in general with our values. And with a new way of thinking: globalization as cooperation, humanity as dialogue and mankind as brotherhood.
Yours very truly,Jean-Claude Juncker
Prime Minister of Luxembourg