Spain ready to yield back Libyan smuggled Antiquities

The Spanish ambassador to Libya, Francisco de Miguel expressed his country’s readiness to return the smuggled Libyan antiquities in Spain to Libya.

During his meeting with Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohamed Al-Sayala in Tripoli, de Miguel stressed that Spain is ready to cooperate with Libya in the field of security and combating organized crime.

On his part, Al-Sayala called for the return of the Spanish embassy to Tripoli, stressing the importance of Spain’s role in addressing the phenomenon of illegal immigration.

The Spanish police announced last April, the arrest of a gang smuggling antiquities in possession of Libyan artifacts, which the Spanish authorities pledged to return to Libya.

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