I wish all the women and men of our defence and security organs happy holidays and a prosperous New Year.
The New Year is a time to reflect and renew our pledge to defend our country and contribute to its development.
I thank you for your discipline and hard work in protecting our country, particularly those of you who must spend the holiday season far from loved ones.
I also commend your tireless efforts to restore peace and security on our continent, both in United Nations Peacekeeping and bilateral missions. You represent our country’s values with excellence and professionalism.
To the bereaved families who have lost loved ones in service, I pay tribute to your sacrifice. We will always stand with you.
It is an honour to defend our country, and I ask you to fulfill this duty with courage and diligence.
Once again, I wish you and your families a happy New Year.