N. Korea Head Of State Visits Indonesia

North's Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-Nam arrived in Indonesia from Singapore Sunday during his first overseas tour since new leader Kim Jong-Un took power.

Kim Yong Nam, left, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, waves as he walks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, May 13, 2012. Less than two weeks after being punished with new U.N. sanctions, North Korea has sent its ceremonial head of state and two top economic officials to Singapore and Indonesia on a trip that appears aimed at drumming up outside investment.

North's Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong-Nam arrived in Indonesia from Singapore Sunday during his first overseas tour since new leader Kim Jong-Un took power.

The three-day visit comes amid fears of a North Korean nuclear test after a failed rocket launch by Pyongyang last month that the United States and its allies said was a disguised ballistic missile test banned under UN resolutions.

Kim Yong-Nam, who spent two days in Singapore, is due to to meet with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in the capital Jakarta on Tuesday, Indonesia's Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Michael Tene confirmed.

Jakarta has long-standing ties with Pyongyang, dating back to the era of Indonesia's first left-leaning president Sukarno in the 1950s.

Kim Yong-Nam serves as de facto head of state because the country's founding leader Kim Il-Sung, who died in 1994, has been declared eternal president. The founder passed on power to his son Jong-Il, who bequeathed the leadership to his own son Jong-Un before he died suddenly last December.