Danish prime minister regards idea of selling Greenland to US as absurd
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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stressed on Sunday that Greenland is “not for sale.” She also thought the idea of selling the largest island in the world to the US absurd. With this, Frederiksen responded to an economic adviser to President Donald Trump who had confirmed American interest in Greenland.
“Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I very much hope that this is not meant seriously,” said the Danish prime minister during a visit to Greenland to the newspaper Sermitsiaq. Greenland is an autonomous Danish region.
Trump will visit Copenhagen early next month. The North Pole region will be on the agenda during meetings with Frederiksen and Prime Minister Kim Kielsen of Greenland.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow confirmed Sunday that Trump had talked to his advisers about the idea of buying Greenland. Media reported on this before.
“I don’t want to predict an outcome. I’m just saying that the president, who knows a little about buying property, wants to see a purchase in Greenland,” Kudlow told Fox News.
Kudlow said the situation “developed” and noted that the then American president Harry Truman also wanted to buy Greenland.
“And Denmark owns Greenland, Denmark is an ally, Greenland is a strategic place. And they have lots of valuable minerals,” Kudlow added.