27 December 2012

Angola: Defence Ministry Pledges Continued Investment in Staff Training

The National Defence Ministry will pay a special attention to the training, professional upgrade and improvement of its staff in 2013, Angop learned Wednesday in Luanda.

This was announced by the National Defence minister, Cândido Pereira dos Santos Van-Dunem.

The minister was speaking after he received yearend compliments from his staff, during a ceremony witnessed by the secretary of State for Defence, the chief of Staff of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and his assistants, generals, admirals, lower ranking officers and civilian workers of the Ministry.

"Next year, our action shall continue being directed to improving the performance of the various organs and services of the Defence Ministry, as well as all structures of the Angolan Armed Forces," he said.

The minister added that the skills and capacity of everyone, their abilities, imagination, determination, creativity and spirit of devotion will be taken into account, because this also means finding the right

persons for the right places and recognising the merit of those who are more capable and promoting them in a process of renewal in continuity, toward more efficiency and zeal in the missions of national sovereignty

"Therefore, we must continue mobilising the wills for the construction or reconstruction of the infrastructures required for the full accommodation of the troops and multiplying efforts to improve their working and living conditions, as well as an attention to the ex-combatants and the war disabled," he stressed.

The minister appealed to the staff and personnel of the Defence Ministry to abide by the spirit of preservation of the national independence, sovereignty, peace, reconciliation, national unity and sustainable development of the country towards a conscious accomplishment of the sacred duty of defence of the motherland.

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