When US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stayed in Greenland on Thursday, he promised that the United States did not want to buy the land. The deal, proposed by former President Donald Trump, sparked a diplomatic crisis between Washington and Copenhagen.
During the press conference, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinkan sat next to Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Cofot and representatives of Greenland officials – Prime Minister Mute Egate and Foreign Minister Pele Proberg. When asked by a journalist if the United States no longer wanted to buy Greenland, the head of US diplomacy replied: “This is true.”
Prior to his visit to Greenland, Blingen attended meetings of the Arctic Council – where he also met with representatives of the Scandinavian countries. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Trump and Greenland purchase plan
In 2019, then-US President Donald Trump and one of his advisers agreed The possibility of purchasing Greenland was explored – The largest island in the world and the autonomous region of Denmark.
In response to the proposal, Danish Prime Minister Matteo Frederickson said that Greenland was not for sale and that it was “absurd” to suggest such a possibility.
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