The amendment, which the Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday, gives new legal underpinning to Kim's status as North Korea's "supreme leader" and could help normalize his interactions with other world leaders.
The digitisation has seen a steady trickle of foreign news and entertainment entering North Korea on portable devices like USB memory sticks - something that presents a challenge for the authorities.
Being head of state would make Kim a protocol equal to U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping in any summits and treaty talks.More news: OPEC forecasts oil demand to grow in 2020
South Korean liberal President Moon Jae-in, who favors a negotiated resolution of the nuclear crisis, shuttled between Washington and Pyongyang previous year to facilitate a flurry of diplomacy between the countries. In addition to being supreme leader, the title also carried the duties of representing the country overseas.
Kim was re-elected as chairman of the SAC in April.
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North Korea's approach has been to embrace technology while making sure that it serves its goal - to portray the state-sanctioned version of reality to the people. He was believed to have both younger and older children from different women, who, unlike Kim Jong Un's wife, Ri Sol Ju, never received much spotlight. The software is available for multiple operating systems, including Windows and North Korea's own Linux-based Red Star.
The latest statement didn't criticize the US directly. The two leaders have emphasized their personal relations are amicable.
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After their appearance at the G-20 summit in Japan, Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in made a hastily-organized journey to the heavily-fortified border between the two Koreas, where Kim Jong Un arrived from the opposite side. Trump and Kim agreed to restart negotiations over North Korea's nuclear program in a historic third meeting earlier this month in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean Peninsula. North Korea's founder and the current leader's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, was posthumously named the country's eternal president. His warm meetings with Trump may be paying off too as the US appeared to shift away from its unconditional denuclearization-first stance on what it would take to lift sanctions against North Korea and toward a step-by-step process.