The Spanish ambassador to Libya, Javier García-Larrache, announced the return of more than 30 Spanish companies to work in Libya, as part of the Spanish government's desire to build economic and trade relations with Libya. He also stressed the continued embassy's work to facilitate the granting of visas to Libyan business owners.

This announcement came during the ambassador's meeting with the Minister of Economy and Trade Mohammed Al-Huweij in the presence of the Libyan ambassador to Spain, Walid Bu Abdullah, and a number of ministry officials, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the Ministry.

Al-Huweij called for the need for Spanish companies to return to work in Libya and take advantage of investment opportunities to create partnerships with the Libyan private sector, stressing the need to activate agreements and memoranda of understanding with the Spanish side and update them in line with international changes.

He also urged for strengthening cooperation with Spain in the areas of food security, agriculture and livestock and benefiting from Spanish expertise in cooperation with the relevant authorities. He pointed out the importance of the role of the commercial attache in overcoming the difficulties facing economic and commercial activities in direct coordination with the Libyan embassy in Spain.

During the meeting, Al-Huweij extended an official invitation to his Spanish counterpart to visit Libya.