The Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, Lieutenant General Said Chengriha, called today, Wednesday, on the childern of Algeria to “show extreme vigilance and a high sense of patriotism, while ensuring the protection of national unity,” especially in light of “the repercussions imposed by the current events at the regional and international levels.”
In an orientation meeting with the executives and employees of the second military region in Oran, Mr. Chengriha affirmed that “all the children of Algeria must show extreme vigilance and a high sense of patriotism, in addition to ensuring the protection of the national, territorial and popular unity, which we must firmly cling to, especially in light of the repercussions imposed by the current events at the regional and international levels.
The Lieutenant General said in this regard: “Our country is going through a decisive stage in its contemporary history, as a result of what the current events at the regional and international levels impose on all the patriotic people of Algeria and its loyal sons, who are loyal to the unifying national state, which was established by the blessed liberation revolution, and whose features were drawn up in by the immortal declaration of the first of November. The intense vigilance and high sense of patriotism imposed by these accelerating events, in addition to ensuring the protection of the national, territorial and popular unity, which we all must cling to firmly, and grant it importance and perpetuate it in souls and minds and make sacrifices to defend it.
Therefore, he went on to say, “I seize this opportunity to warn adventurers, of all ideological spectrums and backgrounds, against trying to undermine national unity, we warn them that in the People’s National Army, we will firmly and forcefully fight anyone who intends to tamper with the nation’s constants, and we will work relentlessly to expose their despicable plans to the public opinion both national and international because we strongly believe that national unity is the beacon that illuminates our path, and strengthens our will whenever crises and tribulations intensify, and because it is also the utmost guarantee for building a strong, united and modern new Algeria, faithful to the values and ideals of our blessed ancestors, thus imposing our existence and staying in a world full of challenges, and ruthless to the weak and the passive.
The statement indicated that Lieutenant General Chengriha began his orientation speech with the executives and employees of the region, by “inviting the attendees to invoke the memory of the tragic 8th of May 1945 massacres, which were a pivotal point on account of their impact on the course of events.”
In this context, he said: “I would like us to invoke together an eternal national memory, which is the memory of the tragic massacres of May 8, 1945, which we celebrated this year the seventy-sixth anniversary (76), this event was declared last year by the President of the Republic, the Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces. Minister of National Defense, a National Day of Memory ”.
He continued, “There is no doubt that this immortal memory was a pivotal point on account of its impact on the course of events, as the first sparkle of the blessed liberation revolution was one of the results of this terrible colonial genocide which left 45 thousand martyrs, clearly showing the hidden hatred that colonial France had for the Algerian people.
At the end of the meeting, the Lieutenant General listened to the interventions of the executives and employees of the region, who expressed their “constant readiness to overcome all challenges and lift all stakes, in order to defend the security and stability of the country and preserve national sovereignty.”
Meanwhile, the same source explained that the work and inspection visit paid by Lieutenant General Chengriha on Wednesday to the second military region in Oran falls within the framework of “periodic inspection visits to various military regions.”
The statement indicated that “at the beginning of the visit and after the reception ceremony, Lieutenant General Chengriha who was accompanied by Major General Jamal Hadj Laroussi, commander of the second military region, pai at the entrance to the region’s command headquarters, tribute to the soul of late fighter,” Boujnan Ahmed, alias Si Abbas, “that the headquarters of the region bears his name, he also laid a wreath in front of the memorial stone devoted to him, and recited the Fatiha of the holy Coran to his soul and the souls of the blessed martyrs.