Official Statement of MND
30th September 2021

3rd day of the visit of Lieutenant General Said CHANEGRIHA, Chief of Staff of People's National Army, to the 2nd Military Region in Oran

      On the third day of his visit to the 2nd Military Region, the Lieutenant General Saïd CHANEGRIHA, Chief of Staff of People's National Army, supervised the 2nd phase of the combined naval exercise "RADAA2021", which consists of missile firings on a terrestrial target, carried out by the crew of our Naval Forces submarine "Djurdjura".

      From the Forces’ Command and Deployment Building, the Lieutenant General, accompanied by the Major General Djamel HADJ LAROUSSI, 2nd Military Region Commander and Major General Mahfoud BENMEDAH, Commander of the Naval Forces, followed the firing sequence, where the targets were accurately and completely hit and destroyed.




      At the Main Naval Base Mers-El-Kbir, the Lieutenant General met with the executives and the personnel of the Western Maritime Front, where he delivered an orientation speech, broadcasted to all the naval units via video conference, through which he affirmed once more that the development of the operational and combat capabilities of our Battle Corps is the main objective set by the High Command, which is working towards its realization, through such evaluation exercises:

      "I have stated several times, and on many occasions, that the development of our operational and combat Battle Corps capabilities, and the enhancement of all the components of our Armed Forces, is the main objective set by People’s National Army, and we are working hard to implement it on the ground, through all these tireless efforts, provided with perseverance and determination, in order to allow the personnel of People’s National Army to carry out, with rigour and severity, their noble constitutional missions, which consist in the protection of our vast national borders, our maritime and air spaces as well as the preservation of our sovereignty and our territorial and people’s unity".


      The Lieutenant General also affirmed that it is the right of the new Algeria to have a strong, developed and professional army capable of playing its undeniable role as a regional power, by ensuring a permanent strategic superiority in the region:

      "It is in this perspective, that it is the right of the new Algeria, to have a strong, developed and professional army, capable of playing its undeniable position as a regional power, feared by its enemies, ensuring it permanently a strategic superiority in the region, an army capable, at all times and in all circumstances, of preserving the heritage of the valiant martyrs. It is to this end that People's National Army, worthy heir of the National Liberation Army, works tirelessly, day and night, and throughout the year, to develop our defensive capabilities to face new challenges and preserve the vital interests of the Nation, in accordance with the guidelines of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence; He continuously provide our armed forces with great support and continuous attention, and personally seeks and creates the right conditions allowing them to level up to the newest world developments and advancement.

      As such, our maritime fleet has succeeded in having all the factors of strength and modernity and in mastering the developed and modern technologies, thus becoming an example to follow, in terms of professionalism. This has allowed the total mastery and exemplary exploitation of this strategic naval weapon and many other means and advanced equipment which, as you know, is of great and certain importance in the strengthening of the Naval Forces and in the consolidation of our presence in the Mediterranean Sea”.


      At the end of this meeting, the Lieutenant General gave the floor to the executives and personnel of the Naval Forces, who expressed their full readiness to take up all the challenges and stakes, to defend the security and stability of our country and to preserve the national sovereignty.

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