10 October 2012

Angola: MPLA Congratulates Armed Forces on 21st Founding Anniversary

Luanda — The Politburo Office of the ruling MPLA party, on behalf of its militants, supporters and friends congratulated on Tuesday all general, senior and junior officers, sergeants, soldiers, private soldiers and seaman on the celebrations of the 21st founding anniversary of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), marked on 9 October in 2012.

"In this historic date, MPLA expresses its recognition for the decisive role that FAA has been playing in securing the fundamental assumptions of national defence and internal and external security, as essential condition for successful strategy for the reinforcement of

democracy and promotion of the development of Angola, as well as its regional and world integration", reads a press note released to Angop on Tuesday.

The note also reads that MPLA encourages the concerned structures to review the legal tools related to fully functioning of FAA, such as the Law on National Defence and Armed Forces, Law on General Base of Organisations and Functioning of Armed Forces, Law on Military Careers and General Law on Military Service.

It also includes the Laws on Posts and Decorations, Military Heraldry, Military Crime, Military Programming, Organic Statute of the Ministry of Defence, Organic Statute of the General Headquarters of FAA, among others.

So, MPLA aims to improve the militaries' living conditions, as well as the construction of residences, hospitals leisure infrastructures, with guarantee of medical assistance to the militaries and their families.

MPLA also augurs to create a military industry aimed to increase the vocational capacity of FAA, for its self-sufficiency in terms of food, clothes, shoes and other goods that are essentials for its functioning.

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