US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The United States plans to open a consulate in Greenland and allocate more than $ 12 million to strengthen its presence in the Arctic. This was announced on Thursday, April 23, at a telephone briefing for journalists by a senior representative of the State Department.
He noted that the US is “encouraged by the prospects of reopening our consulate in Nuuk this summer.”
“We are, as everyone knows, an Arctic country for 150 years, so there is nothing new in that we are involved in the affairs of the Arctic,” the diplomat says.
He added that the goal of the United States is to become a priority partner for the Arctic states, including in Greenland.
“As part of these efforts, we developed, in consultation with the Kingdom of Denmark and the Greenland authorities, a $ 12.1 million financing package to give a kind of impetus to these new endeavors,” the representative of the State Department added.
On August 16, media outlets announced Trump’s desire to acquire Greenland. The US President has confirmed this information. The royal family of Denmark appreciated this idea and suggested asking the island’s opinion on this matter.
The Greenland Foreign Ministry, in turn, said the island was not for sale, and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen hoped that Trump’s words were a joke. However, the president of the United States, because of the words of the head of the Danish government, canceled the visit to the kingdom and demanded respect for the idea of buying Greenland.
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