A new measure enacted on July 1 has done away with the conscripted military service ranging from 80 to 450 days that had been a requirement since 1901 for young Swedish men over 18 years of age.
Military service in normal peace times will now be voluntary for both men and women. Explaining the move, Defense Minister Sten Tolgfors highlighted reduced security concerns and a prevailing atmosphere of greater tranquility in recent decades.
Our respectful accolades, Your Excellency and Sweden for these wise and peace-promoting policies.
May the Swedish people continue to flourish as a beacon of exemplary harmony, inspiring many more toward the same. http://www.spa.gov.sa/English/details.php?id=798098http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIStory_548363.html