PYONGYANG, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Foreign guests have been arriving here to attend a ceremony Saturday to mark the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, founder of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Friday.
The foreign guests are showing solidarity with Pyongyang at a time when tensions are very high between the DPRK and the United States over U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to attack the country if it carries out nuclear or missile tests again.
The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Thursday gave a reception for the party delegations of several countries, mainly Asian ones, said the KCNA.
Delegations and delegates of the organizations which study Kim's thoughts on Juche, or self-reliance, have also arrived here. Among them is Kenichi Ogami, a Japanese scholar who serves as secretary general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea.
Visitors from a dozen countries who promote Kim's ideas and friendship with the DPRK have also come to pay tribute to the late leader at the invitation of the DPRK government. Meanwhile, more than 70 foreign journalists are here to cover Saturday's event.