Kim Jong Un married in 2009, wife visited S. Korea in 2005: Seoul.SEOUL, July 26 Kyodo
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been married since 2009, a South Korean lawmaker told reporters Thursday after attending a state intelligence agency briefing, held a day after North Korea confirmed his marital status marital status,
n the legal standing of a person in regard to his or her marriage state. for the first time and identified his wife as Ri Sol Ju.
Jung Chung Rae, from the main opposition Democratic United Party, also said top intelligence officials briefed lawmakers that Ri visited South Korea in September 2005 as a member of a cheerleading squad for an Asian athletics meet in the western city of Incheon.
"The National Intelligence Service believes North Korea has confirmed Kim Jong Un's wife in a move to show he is a stable leader," Jung said.
Ri studied vocal music in China, he said.
As for the ages of Kim and his wife, another official, Yoon Sang Hyung from the ruling Saenuri Party, told reporters that according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the intelligence agency, Kim was born in 1984 and Ri in 1989.
After the North Korean leader was photographed with Ri repeatedly earlier this month, the official Korean Central News Agency The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) is the state news agency of North Korea and has existed since December 5, 1946. The reports mainly consist of propaganda, the personality cult of Kim Jong-il and his father.
KCNA is headquartered in the capital city of Pyongyang. on Wednesday confirmed their marriage by saying "Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju were present" at an opening ceremony of an amusement park in Pyongyang.