President Trump and his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen (Image: GETTY)
Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said: “Greenland is not for sale. Greenland is not Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. Ms Frederiksen told the newspaper Sermitsiaq during a visit to Greenland that she strongly hopes “that this is not meant seriously”.
Trump confirmed to reporters on Sunday that he had recently discussed the possibility, though he said such a move was not an immediate priority.
“The concept came up and strategically, it’s interesting,” Trump told reporters from the tarmac in Morristown, New Jersey, as he prepared to board Air Force One.
“It is not No.1 on the burner, I can tell you that.”
Trump is due to visit Copenhagen early next month, when the Arctic will be on the agenda in meetings with Ms Frederiksen and Prime Minister Kim Kielsen of Greenland, an autonomous Danish territory.
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The Greenland ice sheet is receding (Image: GETTY)
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