‘Greenland belongs to Greenland’: Denmark PM said to US
Greenland is not for sale and the concept of marketing it to the U.S. is ridiculous, Denmark’s PM announced on Sunday subsequent a financial counselor to President Donald Trump strengthened the U.S. interest in purchasing the world’s largest island.
“Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I firmly hope that this is not meant seriously,” Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen put the newspaper Sermitsiaq through a visit to Greenland.
President Trump’s is expected to visit Copenhagen immediate next month when the Arctic will be on the schedule in meetings with Frederiksen and PM Kim Kielsen of Greenland, an independent Danish region.
White House financial adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday endorsed that the media statements earlier in the week that Trump had secretly consulted with his advisers the plan of purchasing Greenland.
“I don’t want to foretell an outcome, I’m just saying the president, who knows a thing or two about buying real estate, wants to take a look at a Greenland purchase,” Kudlow stated to Fox News.
Larry Kudlow declared that the circumstances were “developing” and wrote that U.S. President Harry Truman additionally had needed to purchase Greenland.
“And Denmark holds Greenland, Denmark is an associate, Greenland is a vital place, up there. And they’ve got a lot of worthy minerals,” Kudlow continued.
A defense alliance among Denmark and the United States beginning back to 1951 gives the U.S. military powers over the Thule Air Base in Northern Greenland.
Greenland positioned in amidst of the North Atlantic and Arctic shores, is ancillary on Danish financial support. It controls its own domestic concerns while Copenhagen watches after defense and foreign system.
“It’s an absurd conversation, and Kim Kielsen has, of course, made it clear that Greenland is not for selling. That’s where the communication ends,” Frederiksen announced the Danish broadcaster DR.
On Friday, Greenland’s foreign diplomat, Ane Lone Bagger, had reported to Reuters: “We are exposed for business, but we’re not for sale.”