Lieutenant General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, chaired on 1st March 2021, at the Higher School of Materials in the 1st Military Region, the opening ceremony of the national seminar’s work entitled: “The maintenance in technical and operational condition of the materials and the equipment within People's National Army - evaluation and perspectives”.
At the beginning and after the welcoming ceremony, the Lieutenant General followed, alongside with the Major General Ali Sidane, Commander of the 1st Military Region and the Major General Seddiki Smaïl, the Central Director of Materials, a presentation on the results of the activities carried out under the first phase of the Force preparation program for the year 2020-2021, as well as the perspectives for the development of the Materials Arm in different fields.
Thereafter, the Lieutenant General Saïd CHANEGRIHA delivered a speech, during which he affirmed that the High Command of People's National Army paid a particular attention to the Central Directorate of Materials, with the purpose of bringing together all the appropriate conditions and the conductive factors to the continuous strengthening of the increasing availability of our Armed Forces:
“The High Command of People's National Army pays a particular attention to the Central Directorate of Materials, with the purpose of bringing together all the appropriate conditions and conducive factors to the continuous strengthening of the increasing availability of our Armed Forces and maintaining their state of readiness to face any eventuality, thanks to the efforts of the competent, ambitious and hopeful executives and staff, who believe in the capacities of their country, even its legitimate right to dispose of the power factors, as well as the means to preserve its independence and to safeguard its national sovereignty.
Fully convinced of the importance of this sensitive arm, I have ensured, since I was invested with the confidence of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, to the monitoring and the supporting of all these establishments and structures. My recent visit to the Beni Merrad Central Base of Materials in the 1st Military Region is only a confirmation of this special interest and the attention that I personally pay to this vital arm. Thus, I was able to observe the qualitative advances, made with great determination, in the field of technology transfer for military purposes, while ensuring their well-mastering, to guarantee the renovation and the modernization of military equipment, to promote technical and logistical support at the expected level, as well as multidisciplinary scientific and technical training for the benefit of the executives and the personnel”.
Lieutenant General has also affirmed that the Materials Arm should be proud of all its considerable achievements thanks to men who work with patriotism, sincerity, abnegation and silently:
“The material arm should be proud of all these achievements, thanks to men who work with pure patriotism, with sincerity, abnegation and silently, especially in the field of renovation and development of the main military resources to promote the tactical and the operational capabilities of land battle corps units and to master modern technologies. These are the proofs which testify the innumerable advances of People's National Army, worthy heir to the National Liberation Army, inscribed within the framework of a judicious and enlightened vision, which tends to confer the complementarity character to the efforts of all the components of our Armed Forces.
I am totally convinced that by fulfilling your professional duty, both at the central and the regional level, even at the level of all the battle corps units, you are aware of the importance and the nobility of your missions towards your country, with your colleagues from the different Arms and Forces, particularly in the area of strengthening the requirements of the national defence. Indeed, the security, the safeguard and the consolidation of the country’s stability are the very reason of People's National Army being, worthy heir to the National Liberation Army. It is, therefore, the cornerstone on which all development efforts are based, which it tends to achieve, so that Algeria can live in security, remain proud, respected and sovereign and that its faithful sons would be at the height of the message of 1st November glorious Revolution, and worthy of preserving its noble and eternal values”.
Afterwards, the Lieutenant General announced the official opening of the seminar.
Finally, the Lieutenant General inaugurated the Military Institute for Standardization, Technical Documentation and Codification, where he followed a presentation on this Institute and its missions.