The Libyan embassy in Paris has announced the recovery of a stolen artifact that had been smuggled illegally to France, which is a rare marble funerary statue.

The Libyan ambassador to Paris, Khaled Kajiji, confirmed that this recovery has its own symbolism, as it is a significant victory for Libyan cultural preservation after efforts made by several parties for years, motivated by their awareness of the human and cultural value of these antiquities.

According to the Libyan Embassy in Paris, on its Facebook page, Kajiji expressed his aspiration for more permanent cooperation and coordination in the field of combating antiquities smuggling and protecting the human and cultural heritage.