Dear Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un

File picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving to the crowd as he presides over a mass rally and parade in the capital's main ceremonial square, in Pyongyang, North Korea

Publish Date 29 Jun 2016

North Korea's parliament awarded Kim Jong Un a new post on Wednesday, adding to a long list of titles for the young leader.
The North's state television said Kim was made chairman of the state affairs committee, a body that appears to be newly formed and whose function was not immediately clear.
He also has the titles of the Dear Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army.
Kim, believed to be in his early 30s, attended the assembly meeting on Wednesday. He also holds the rank of marshal in the North Korean military, and is more usually referred to "our marshal" in propaganda and common parlance.