Angola: President Congratulates Armed Forces On 30th Anniversary

Luanda — Angolan Head of State João Lourenço congratulated Saturday the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) on the 30th anniversary since their foundation, celebrated on Saturday.

In his congratulation message, the President praised the role of general officers, admirals, high ranking officers, captains and subordinates, sergeants and soldiers.

João Lourenço highlighted the high dedication, courage and determination of the military members, saying that these qualities guarantee the defence of independence and national sovereignty, the integrity of the homeland and the higher interests of the Nation.

The congratulations cover the civil workers, who along with the military, have been contributing to the peace and stability of the country as well as to the families of the brave fighters.

The history which marked the creation and evolution of FAA joins, in its entire dimension, the most recent history of Angola, since the country's independent on 11 November, 1975, reads the message reached Angop on Saturday.

Still, in his message, João Lourenço recalled the Armed Forces' role in offering support to Idai Ciclone-stricken Mozambican People.

He also praised the FAA for their missions in Lesotho, Central African Republic (CAR), and in other sub-region countries, under the African Union, SADC, ECCAS, CPLP and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region.

Similar to the past and present, we hope that in the future the military will know how to respond with the confidence in the accomplishment of the noble mission, faithful to the slogan "The Fatherland does not beg its children; it orders!", stated the Commander in Chief of the Angolan Armed Forces.

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