The Spanish ambassador to Libya, Francisco de Miguel, expressed his country's readiness to return stolen Libyan antiquities seized in Madrid to Libya.

Miguel stressed during his meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Presidential Council, Mohamed Siyala, in Tripoli that his country is ready to cooperate with Libya in the security field as well as the fight against organized crime.

According to the Information Office of the Ministry of Foreign, Siyala called for the return of the Spanish embassy to Tripoli, stressing the importance of Spain's role in addressing the phenomenon of illegal immigration.

It is worth noting that the Spanish police announced last April the arrest of a gang who smuggled Libyan antiquities, which the Spanish authorities pledged to return to Libya.