29 December 2012

Angola: Navy to Increase Dynamics in 2013

Luanda — The commander of the Angolan Navy (MGA), admiral Augusto da Silva Cunha "Gugu", last Thursday in Luanda announced that in 2013 his institution will increase its dynamics in favour of the development of this branch, aimed at consolidating its restructuring process.

The admiral said so at the yearend greetings ceremony held at the Luanda Naval Base, having added that the institution will continue to focus on infrastructures, having into account the growth and modernisation of this branch of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

According to him, the other focus will be staff training with a view to upgrading and preparing the various capacities and competences for the challenges at sea.

In the same ambit, the commander also pointed out as another priority the need to promote the knowledge of foreign languages, which can also be used in nautical sports, so that the military can be better trained in sports like canoeing, swimming, wind surf and kayak.

"All of them are important for the development of the physical capacities, habits and skills that are necessary to stand the adversities at sea and the liking for nautical life", he stressed.

The ceremony closed with a homage to the effectives that took retirement in 2012, followed by a cultural activity.

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