Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, General Said Chanegriha, , participated today, Tuesday, via videoconference, in the tenth Moscow Conference on International Security, held in the Russian capital, according to a statement of the Ministry of National Defense.
At the outset, the General expressed his “gratitude to the Russian party for the kind invitation that was extended to him to participate in the proceedings of this conference, which constitutes an opportunity to exchange views and assessments on issues related to international security.”
In this regard, he said: “In the beginning, I would like to thank you for the kind invitation that you extended to me to participate in the proceedings of the Tenth Moscow Conference on International Security, which I hope will be fruitful and useful for all participants,” adding that this conference “reflects the good will of the Russian Federation to strengthen our relations and constitutes an opportunity to exchange views and assessments on topics related to international security.”
In his intervention, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Arm also evoked the “specificities of the security challenges besetting the African continent,” saying in this regard: “Indeed, Africa, which is rich in its material means, its increasing demographic growth, and its significant advantages, such as environmental diversity, underground resources, and energy and water reserves, finds itself in front of a complex situation of political and economic instability as a result of many security and economic challenges, which require the support and help of the international community.
Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army considered that “this fragile situation has led to the destabilization of a group of countries, weakening their economies and security, and making Africa a haven for the activity of criminals who spread the terrorist threat and various forms of organized crime.”
It is time for the international community to realize the importance of maintaining international security by focusing on human security and taking care of the root causes of crises in the world in general and in Africa in particular.
He went on to say, “I assure you that the experience gained over the years, during our fight against terrorism, has shown us that no country is immune from the terrorist threat and its complexities, and that combating this phenomenon can never be the task of a sole country.”