‘Greenland belongs to Greenland’: Denmark says promoting world’s greatest island to US is absurd

‘Greenland belongs to Greenland’: Denmark says promoting world’s greatest island to US is absurd

Vivid properties on the island of Uummannaq GreenlandUummannaq is found 590 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle.

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Greenland is now not for sale and the premise of promoting it to the United States is absurd, Denmark’s top minister acknowledged on Sunday after an financial adviser to President Donald Trump confirmed the U.S. curiosity in buying the field’s greatest island.

“Greenland is now not for sale. Greenland is now not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this is now not meant severely,” Danish High Minister Mette Frederiksen suggested the newspaper Sermitsiaq for the length of a talk to to Greenland.

Trump’s is as a result of talk to Copenhagen early next month, when the Arctic can be on the agenda in meetings with Frederiksen and High Minister Kim Kielsen of Greenland, an independent Danish territory.

White Dwelling financial adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday confirmed media reviews earlier within the week that Trump had privately talked about with his advisers the premise of shopping for Greenland.

“I don’t wish to foretell an final result, I’m staunch asserting the president, who’s aware of a component or two about buying proper property, wants to scream out a Greenland decide,” Kudlow suggested Fox News.

Kudlow acknowledged the misfortune turned into once “constructing” and famed that U.S. President Harry Truman additionally had wanted to bewitch Greenland.

“And Denmark owns Greenland, Denmark is an ally, Greenland is a strategic space, up there. They in most cases’ve got change priceless minerals,” Kudlow added.

A protection treaty between Denmark and the United States relationship attend to 1951 offers the U.S. militia rights over the Thule Air Defective in northern Greenland.

Greenland, positioned between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, relies on Danish financial make stronger. It handles its possess home affairs whereas Copenhagen appears after protection and international protection.

“It’s an absurd discussion, and Kim Kielsen has obviously made it certain that Greenland is now not for sale. That is where the dialog ends,” Frederiksen suggested the Danish broadcaster DR.

On Friday, Greenland’s international minister, Ane Lone Bagger, had suggested Reuters: “We’re open for substitute, but we’re now not for sale.”