Seoul: North Korea has published a photo in state media of leader Kim Jong-Il`s youngest son and heir apparent in what is likely the first official image of him to be released.
A photo of a group of senior Workers` Party officials was published in Thursday`s edition of the country`s main Rodong Sinmun newspaper.
An article accompanying the photo lists the names of those in the picture. The 20-something Kim Jong-Un was one of the officials named.
The release of the photo comes after the younger Kim earlier this week was handed top military and party posts at a Workers` Party conference.