Within the framework of his visits to the various components of People’s National Army (PNA), General Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of PNA carried out, this Tuesday, 04th April 2023, a working and inspection visit at Air Force Command Headquarters.
Coinciding with the holy month of Ramadan, this visit is part of the permanent interest that the High Command of PNA grants to the consecration of direct communication with personnel and to taking into account of their professional concerns.
After the welcoming ceremony, General Chanegriha held a meeting with the executives and personnel of the Air Force Command, where he delivered an orientation speech, followed by the personnel of the Air Force units via the videoconference system. He stressed that the High Command of People’s National Army is constantly working to combine the human factor, qualified and competent, with modern equipment and aircraft, equipped with cutting edge weapon systems, the Algerian Ministry of National Defense said in a statement.
“On many occasions we have emphasized that the human factor constitutes, to a large extent, the basis of success and achievements and that, regardless of the importance of the technical and technological level of the equipment and different weapon systems, the determining factor lies in the judicious use of the equipment supplied.
As such, our main objective is to combine the human factor, qualified and competent, with modern equipment and aircraft, equipped with cutting edge weapon systems.
It is within the framework of this rational and methodical vision that the preparation of our Air Force falls under to assume their professional responsibilities with the required skill, the professionalism which the character and the vital role of the weapon of aviation in modern battle, as well as the commitment and honor of belonging to PNA, a worthy heir to the National Liberation Army,” General Chanegriha said.
He further saluted the airmen of the Air Force and the members of their crews, who were honored by The President of the Republic, for the great performances and the skill they showed during the accomplishment of the various assigned missions.
“Optimizing the operational performance of our Air Force is a requirement that the personnel of this Armed Force must, strive to achieve and consider as an absolute priority, each according to their position and area of expertise. They must therefore demonstrate more dedication to achieve total control of our airspace while constantly adapting to the evolution of modern wars marked by the growing use of drones of all kinds.
On this occasion, I will not fail to salute our pilots and members of their crews, who have recently been honored by the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, for the great performances and skill they demonstrated during the accomplishment of various assigned missions,” General Chanegriha added.
Then, he listened to the interventions and proposals of the executives and staff who, on this occasion, reiterated their unwavering loyalty to their homeland Algeria.
At the end, the General followed an exhaustive presentation by the Commander of the Air Forces, relating to the various activities and the progress in the execution of the plan for the development of the Air Forces. He then gave a series of instructions to continue the efforts of combat preparation for units and personnel, in accordance with established plans and programs, while ensuring periodic maintenance and the perfect exploitation of aircraft and major means in staffing.
Earlier, General Saïd Chanegriha carried out, on Sunday 02 April 2023, a working and inspection visit to Land Forces Command headquarters.
After the welcoming ceremony, accompanied by Major General Mohammed Ammar Athamnya, Commander of the Land Forces, he held a meeting with the executives and personnel. Then he delivered an orientation speech, which was followed by the personnel of the six Military Regions units via videoconference system.
The General praised the content of the speech addressed by the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, during the high-level debate of the UN Security Council, where he recalled the unwavering commitment of Algeria to support its neighbors and African countries in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
“Algeria became very early aware of the origins, risks and dimensions of terrorism phenomenon and warned the whole world of its harmful and its devastating repercussions. By all accounts, Algeria has succeeded in its fight against terrorism and thwarted its obscurantist project, thanks to the rational exploitation of its capacities and the experience acquired by its people during the glorious Revolution of Liberation,” General Chanegriha said.
“Facts, past and present, have shown that a rigorous and effective fight against this insidious scourge requires permanent combining and coordination of efforts at the national, regional and international levels, in particular through the rigorous implementation of the resolutions and legal tools of the United Nations, the African Union, and the bilateral and multilateral mechanisms relating thereto,” he added.
“This was indeed emphasized by the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, in his speech delivered during the high-level debate of the UN Security Council on the fight against terrorism, where he affirmed that Algeria is continuing its efforts in the same spirit, to support its neighbors and African countries in their fight against terrorism and violent extremism, guided by its experience, admittedly bitter but crowned with success,” he noted.
In this context, General Chanegriha reiterated Algeria’s desire to give new dynamic to the efforts provided in the fight terrorism in the Sahel region and the Sahara, stressing our country’s rejection of any form of foreign interference in the region, as this approach has proven to be a total failure.
“In this same vein, Algeria's initiative, aimed at giving a new dynamic to efforts to combat terrorism in the Sahel region and the Sahara, approved in October 2022, by the countries members of CEMOC, comprising Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
As such, this mechanism has adopted a strategy which tends, first and foremost, for each country to take charge, itself, of the fight against the terrorist threat in its national territory, relying essentially on its own capacities and means, while obviously being part of a collective dynamic, based on the efforts combination, coordination and mutual aid and which excludes any form of foreign interference under the guise of the fight against terrorism, since the latest developments in the region have demonstrated that this approach is a total failure,” General Chanegriha concluded.
At the end, the General chaired a working meeting, in the presence of the Chiefs of divisions and executives of the Land Forces, where he followed an exhaustive presentation given by the Commander of the Land Forces on the measures and dispositions undertaken as part of the force preparation program for the year 2022-2023. (Source & Photo © Algerian Ministry of National Defense)