Dendias: Greece to have strongest armed forces in history by 2030


Greece is on track to have the most powerful Armed Forces in its history by the conclusion of the 2030 Agenda.

According to, speaking at the 28th Annual Economist Government Roundtable in Lagonisi on Tuesday, July 2, Greece’s Defense Minister, Nikos Dendias highlighted the strategic reforms and investments being made.

“We don’t just spend; we are reforming. We call it Agenda 2030. It will bring the Armed Forces into the 21st century and beyond, both at the doctrinal level and by introducing innovation,” Nikos Dendias said.

Dendias also noted that Greece invests more than 2% of its GDP on defense, defining this investment as critical to the country’s existence.

In addition, he participated in discussions on mitigating current security threats in Europe; the need for a new Euro-Atlantic defense and security architecture; managing the risks of a new global arms race; the EU’s Red Sea naval mission; the role of the defense industry in turbulent times; energy security as a pillar for Europe’s resilience and unity.

In his address, he praised NATO as “the most successful military alliance in history,” pointing to its effectiveness in Ukraine while still suggesting that it should evolve into more than just a military alliance.





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