Rare glimpses of life in North Korea as they prepare for Worker's Party party
The notoriously closed-off nation of North Korea is preparing for a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party of North Korea, which will be held on 10 October.
The Worker’s Party is the governing party of the country, of which supreme leader Kim Jong Un serves as First Secretary.
Celebrations will take place in the capital Pyongyang and will include a parade through Kim Il Sung square, named after the founder of the party and Kim Jong Un’s grandfather, according to the Washington Post.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that North Korea will charge the foreign dignitaries who were invited to the celebrations €70 per day to cover their accommodation, transportation and food.
China, Indonesia, Nepal, Cuba and Vietnam have confirmed they will send delegates to the celebrations, which will see 30,000 North Korean troops march through the square, according to the Telegraph.
There had been rumours a rocket would also be launched as part of the celebrations, but it will not be possible by 10 October according to researchers in the USA, who have reviewed satellite images of the launching station.