On Monday, April 20, 2015, Dr. Hahm Chaibong, president of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, hosted a visit by Prof. Ramón Tamames, Professor Emeritus of Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain, and Amb. Gonzalo Ortiz, Spanish Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. The meeting discussed issues related to North Korea and Northeast Asian affairs.
Prof. Ramón Tamames was named Jean Monnet Professor of the European Union in 1992 and received the Jaime I Prize of Economics in 1997. He currently serves as an economic consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Amb. Gonzalo Ortiz, prior to his current position, served as the Spanish ambassador to Vietnam, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Spanish embassy in the People’s Republic of China, and the DCM at the Spanish embassy in India.