Category Archives: DPRK Guests

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Sees Off Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez

Pyongyang, November 7 (KCNA) — Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, who paid a visit to the DPRK at the invitation of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of […]

International Marathon Marks Day of Sun

The 28th Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon took place here on Sunday with due ceremony at Kim Il Sung Stadium to mark the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. Players from the DPRK, Rwanda, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ukraine competed in marathon, half marathon and 10km race. At least 1 […]

Sweden Donates New Books to the Grand People’s Study House

A book-donating ceremony took place at the Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang on June 6, which is also the “National Day” of Sweden. Almost 2,000 books on Nordic culture, history, music, Alfred Nobel, and mint copies of the Linnaeus Apostles were donated to the library’s already impressive number of works. Many of these were […]

Chongryon Residents Visit Mangyongdae, Pyongyang Attractions

A delegation of veteran officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), led by Pak Jong Sang, adviser to the Central Standing Committee of the Union of Korean Writers and Artists in Japan, along with Ho Jong Man, senior chairman of the association, visited Mangyongdae today as part of a two-week stay […]

Anniversary of Russia’s Victory in Great Patriotic War Marked

A small film show took place in the Chollima Film Studio in Ryusongdong on Thursday, 7 May to mark the 70th anniversary of Russia’s victory, with the other Allied Powers, in the Great Patriotic War. As a suburb of Pyongyang, Ryusongdong’s massive Chollima Film Studio has been the prime location of previous film festivals in […]

13 Observations about North Korea by a Western Visitor

By Marcel Cartier I had the unique opportunity to spend several days in three different parts of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly just referred to as “North” Korea. This was an exceptionally life-changing experience that challenged many of the pre-conceptions that myself and fellow western visitors who accompanied me from Beijing had […]

April 2014 KFA Travel Delegation

The Anniversary of the Great Leader Kim Il Sung

KFA Delegation to North Korea Now Available in April 2014 – The Anniversary of the Great Leader Kim Il Sung Travel Dates: April 12th-19th 2014 (8 days / 7 nights) The Korean Friendship Association (KFA) organizes a trip to the DPRK (North Korea) from 12th April to 19th April 2014 on the special occasion of […]

Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by Orchestra of 21st Century Russia

Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by Orchestra of 21st Century of Russia

Pyongyang, October 15 (KCNA) — Supreme leader Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju enjoyed the performance given by the visiting Orchestra of 21st Century Russia at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre on Oct. 15. They were greeted by Pavel Ovsyannikov, head and chief conductor of the orchestra, and Natalia Ivanovna Semyonova, administrative manager […]

Extravaganza “Arirang” Closes

Extravaganza "Arirang" Closes

Pyongyang, September 30 (KCNA) — The grand gymnastic and artistic performance “Arirang”, winner of Kim Il Sung Prize, closed on Monday. It was open on July 22 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War. It was watched by at least 1.3 million people from all walks […]

National Folk Art Troupe Performs in Dandong, China

National Folk Art Troupe Performs in Dandong, China

Dandong, October 12 (KCNA Correspondent) — The National Folk Art Troupe gave a performance at a stadium in Dandong, China from October 10 to 12 to mark the 2nd DPRK-China Economic, Trade, Cultural and Tourism EXPO. Among the audience were Vice-Governor Bing Zhigang and other personages and people of Liaoning Province and the city, Liu […]

International Seminar on Forest and Landscape Restoration Held

International Seminar on Forest and Landscape Restoration Held

Pyongyang, March 9th 2013 (KCNA) — The International Seminar on Forest and Landscape Restoration was held at the People’s Palace of Culture from Wednesday to Friday under the co-sponsorship of the Pyongyang International New Technological and Economic Information Centre (PINTEIC) and Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP). Present there were delegates from China, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, the […]

Chinese Delegation Visits Mangyongdae

Chinese Delegation Visits Mangyongdae
[nggallery id=113]The Chinese government economic and trade delegation headed by Li Jinzao, vice-minister of Commerce of China, visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung, on Tuesday. At the end of the visit Li Jinzao said: President Kim Il Sung was a world-recognized outstanding leader. He provided the Sino-DPRK friendship together with revolutionaries of […]

Delegation of Google Inc. of U.S. Tours Pyongyang

Delegation of Google Inc. of U.S. Tours Pyongyang
[nggallery id=111]A delegation of the Google Inc. of the U.S. headed by Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico State, Wednesday visited the Grand People’s Study House here. The guests went round several reading rooms and lecture rooms, being briefed on the fact that people and students acquire knowledge about modern science and technology and […]

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt arrives in Pyongyang, DPRK

Google chairman Eric Schmidt
[nggallery id=103]Google Chairman Eric Schmidt arrived in Pyongyang, DPRK today on a four-day visit organized by Bill Richardson, the former US ambassador to the United Nations. They are hoping to meet with North Korean leaders, visit some of the universities and talk to some economists. We will have more updates as news breaks…

Youth Delegates Tour Various Parts of Pyongyang

[imagebrowser id=21]Delegates to the celebrations of Youth Day visited various places of Pyongyang. They went to the Exhibition of Arms and Equipment of the Korean People’s Army. Being briefed on the fact that the exhibition was successfully built under the leadership of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, they looked round small arms, various types […]

Delegates to Celebrations of Youth Day Visit Mangyongdae and Martyrs′ Cemetery

[imagebrowser id=16]Delegates to the celebrations of Youth Day visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung. They put bunches of flowers before the graves of Kim Po Hyon and Ri Po Ik, grandparents of the President, and Kim Hyong Jik and Kang Pan Sok, his parents, in Mangyongdae and paid silent tribute to them. […]

Delegates to Celebrations of Youth Day Enjoy Extravaganza ‘Arirang’

[imagebrowser id=15]Delegates to the celebrations of Youth Day enjoyed mass gymnastic and artistic performance “Arirang”, winner of Kim Il Sung Prize, at May Day Stadium Saturday. Among the audience were service personnel, people from all walks of life, youth and students, overseas Koreans and foreign guests and the delegates. The performance mesmerized the audience from […]

Participants in International Academic Symposium Visit International Friendship Exhibition House

The participants in the international academic symposium of Kim Il Sung University visited the International Friendship Exhibition House on Thursday. They paid tribute to the wax replicas of President Kim Il Sung and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk who performed the undying feats for the times and mankind. They went round with deep emotion […]

Pyongyang Ready to Welcome Delegates to Celebrations of Youth Day

[slideshow id=6]Pyongyang is wrapped in a festive atmosphere in the run-up to Youth Day to be marked with splendor amid great attention and blessings of the whole party and all people and service personnel. All preparations have been made to welcome delegates of youth from across the country to celebrations of Youth Day, an event […]