Visitors see no slogans, portraits for Kim Jong Un in N Korea

There were no slogans, portraits or publicity pictures linked to Kim Jong Un, the recently tapped North Korean leader Kim Jong Il`s successor.

Updated: Oct 03, 2010, 13:58 PM IST

Beijing: There were no slogans, portraits
or publicity pictures linked to Kim Jong Un, the recently
tapped North Korean leader Kim Jong Il`s successor, tourists
said after a weeklong trip to Pyongyang and Kaesong.

The tourists said yesterday that they saw many North
Korean citizens looking closely at a photo of Kim Jong Un, Kim
Jong Il`s third son, and other leading officials of the
Workers` Party of Korea that was carried on the front page
of the Thursday issue of the party`s Rodong Sinmun newspaper.
They said state-run television kept Visitors see no
slogans, portraits for Kim Jong Un in N Korea
Beijing: There were no slogans, portraits
or publicity pictures linked to Kim Jong Un, the recently
tapped North Korean leader Kim Jong Il`s successor, tourists
said after a weeklong trip to Pyongyang and Kaesong.t playing
programs featuring Tuesday`s conference of party delegates
where the 27-year-old Jong Un was named a vice chairman of the
party`s Central Military Commission.

The appointment made it certain that the younger Kim is
in line to become the country`s next leader.

The tourists quoted North Korean officials as saying that
citizens were primarily celebrating Kim Jong Il`s re-election
as the party`s general secretary at the delegates` conference,
and that they were rehearsing for events celebrating the 65th
anniversary of the party`s founding on Oct10.

PTI