Greece intends to extend its service of compulsory soldiers to 12 months to strengthen its armed forces

According to Greece’s “China Greece times”, Greek defense minister panagio tropoulos announced on the 18th that he intends to extend Greece’s compulsory military service from the current 9 months to 12 months. “The Greek government has a strong political and military leadership, and our determination to protect national rights and interests and defend territorial sovereignty will not waver,” panagio topoulos said. The Greek armed forces will be greatly strengthened by extending the length of service, plus the personnel absorbed from professional military academies. ” However, the Greek Ministry of defense did not specify when the decision would take effect and whether it would apply to active soldiers. However, it is reported that the general staff of Greece is expected to submit relevant proposals for the extension of service to the Greek government in the next few days. According to reports, Greek Prime Minister mizotakis said in September that the government was considering the implementation of compulsory military service at the age of 18, but the service period would not exceed 12 months. At present, all male citizens over the age of 18 are obliged to perform military service for at least nine months. Women may serve in the Greek army, but will not be called up for military service. For the Greeks living abroad, it would take only three months of military service.