Lieutenant General Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of Algeria’s National People’s Army (ANP), received Thursday at the headquarters of the ANP General Staff, François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, said a press release from the Ministry of National Defense (MDN).
During the meeting, they discussed issues of common interest in addition to means of enhancing bilateral relations, the statement added.
On 03 July 2020, Lt. General Said Chanegriha was officially appointed as Algeria’s military chief, the country’s Defense Ministry announced then.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune issued a decree notifying the appointment, a day after promoting the military Commander to the rank of Lieutenant General and announcing other changes within the army, the Ministry said in a statement.
Chanegriha, 75, became the Interim Chief of Staff in December 2019 after the death of his predecessor Lt. General Ahmed Gaid Salah.
He has held important positions in the Algerian army over the course of his career, including Commander of the Land Forces.
He also participated in the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973.