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Border Provinces Deserve "Special Attention" - FAA


Sat, 26 Jan 2019 12:55 - Updated Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:56

General chief of staff, Egídio de Sousa Santos. (File) Photo: David Dias

Luena - The Angolan provinces bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Congo Brazzaville deserve "special attention? from the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), said Thursday in Luena, General chief of staff, Egídio de Sousa Santos.


Speaking to journalists at the end of a 72-hour working visit to the eastern military region, the chief of staff said that the priority was for the provinces bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where presidential elections are being consolidated.

The top general stressed that the intention was to strongly protect the national territorial space, taking in account the vast 2,500-km-long border that Angola shares with the DRC.

Egidio de Sousa had noticed a total surrender in the organization and tasks of defense of the homeland by the military stationed in the Eastern Military Region (RML), which encompasses the provinces of Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte.

He acknowledged that the military of this Military Region is complying with the rejuvenation program in the corporation, reason why, he directed to maintain the prepared combat, vigilance and defense of the territorial space.

On the other hand, the CEMG / FAA chief assured the troopers of increasing academic and scientific knowledge in order to master military art and improve the performance of its functions.

During his stay in Luena, Egídio de Sousa Santos, visited the Eastern Military Region Command, the 72nd Motorized Infantry Brigade and the Military Training Center and held a courtesy meeting with the governor of Moxico, Gonçalves Muandumba.