Mr. Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE, President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, presided over this morning, 2nd
July 2020 at the People's Palace, the annual ceremony of ranks and medals presentation.
On the occasion, the President of the Republic delivered a speech, through which he valued the sacrifices of Algerians throughout their history marked with combat until the recovery of national sovereignty thanks to the dedication of the millions of Chouhada, announcing on the occasion the repatriation, from France, of (24) skulls of the popular revolution leaders on board an aircraft belonging to our Air Forces, In addition, the President of the Republic emphasized the strong symbolism carried by the organization, once again, of the ceremony of ranks and medals presentation at the People's Palace, representing the great cohesion between the people and his Army, as he recalled the recognition of the Algerian Nation towards the People's National Army, worthy heiress of the National Liberation Army, for its permanent efforts made in the protection of the country, before congratulating the executives promoted to the higher grades as well as those having been awarded medals.
Before that, the Lieutenant General Said CHANEGRIHA, Chief of Staff of People's National Army delivered a welcoming speech, in which he thanked the President of the Republic for presiding, personally, ranks and medals ceremony, organized this year at the People's Palace, in concrete of the symbolism of the strong Army-Nation link:
«First of all, it is very pleasant for me to address you, Mr. President, in my own name and in the name of all the military and civilian personnel of People's National Army, my sincere thanks and all my gratitude, for having honoured us today, by personally supervising the graduation and medals ceremony, which was organized this year at the People's Palace, in concrete form of the symbolism of the strong Army-Nation links, and of your conviction that these promotions and these distinctions are part of the unchanging customs and habits of the Military Institution, through which the executives of People's National Army are rewarded with merit with ranks and medals, in recognition of their hard work and honourable achieved results, as well as, to enhance their perseverance working in the service of their Army and their Country, in the light of New Algeria.
«This pleasant ceremony, which takes place in full celebration of the fifty-eighth anniversary of independence and youth day; represents a historic occasion that instils in our minds and memories the feelings of pride and pride towards the glories and prowess of our ancestors, and revives in us the true sense of victory and freedom.
Finally, I present to you, Mr. President, my deepest expressions of thanks and gratitude for having personally supervised this happy ceremony, as I extend my congratulations and compliments to all of those promoted to senior ranks and executives distinguished by medals, praying Allah the Almighty to guide them to success in their professional career. I also hope that these promotions and these distinctions are a new motivation to continue the fruitful work, for other successes, of the greatness of the brave People's National Army, worthy heir to the valiant National Liberation Army».
Then, the President of the Republic handed over the rank of General of the Army to the Lieutenant General Ben Ali BEN ALI, Commander of the Republican Guard, and the rank of Lieutenant General to the Major General Said CHANEGRIHA, before awarding the rank of Major General to a group of Generals and the rank of General to a number of Colonels, and the awarding of medals to a number of military and civilian personnel.