SEOUL (AFP) - North Korean state television Wednesday confirmed that its new leader Kim Jong-Un is married and named his wife as Ri Sol-Ju.

The television reported that Kim and Ri took part in a ceremony marking completion of a Pyongyang amusement park. "Marshal Kim Jong-Un took part in the opening ceremony of Nungra People's Amusement Park with his wife, Comrade Ri Sol-Ju," it reported. South Korea's unification ministry said it appeared that Ri was the woman who has been pictured several times at Kim's side at public events in recent weeks. Photos and film footage of the smartly dressed woman in her twenties had sparked speculation as to her identity.