The Japanese government is arranging a meeting between the Group of Seven leaders and atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima in May when Japan hosts a summit of the grouping, a government source said Saturday, as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida seeks to build momentum toward ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

Arrangements are being made for the leaders to meet with atomic bomb survivors, known as hibakusha, during a visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on May 19, when the three-day summit opens, the source said.

The government has been sounding out the G7 members about the plan. It would be the first joint visit to the museum, dedicated to conveying the horrors of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II, by the leaders of the G7, including nuclear powers Britain, France and the United States.