The Spanish ambassador to Libya, Javier García-Larrache, announced that more than 30 Spanish companies have returned to work in Libya, within the framework of the Spanish government’s desire “to build economic and commercial relations with Libya,” and that their embassy is working to facilitate the granting of visas to business owners.
This came during García-Larrache’s meeting with the Minister of Economy and Trade of the Interim Government of National Unity, Muhammad Al-Huwaij. Al-Hawaij urged the need for Spanish companies to return to work in Libya and “take advantage of investment opportunities and create partnerships with the Libyan private sector,” according to a government statement. The minister also stressed “the necessity of activating agreements and memorandums of understanding with Spain and updating them in line with international changes.”
Al-Hawaij called for strengthening cooperation with Spain in the fields of food security, agriculture, and livestock, and benefiting from Spanish expertise in cooperation with the relevant authorities. He also pointed out the importance of the role of the commercial attaché “in overcoming the difficulties facing economic and commercial actors, in direct coordination with the Libyan embassy in Spain.” The minister also extended an official invitation to his Spanish counterpart to visit Libya.