The Trump Adminstartion’s intentions on starting the US consulate in Greenland must be agreed with joint efforts of Washington to put the US interests through the region, the State Department letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reads.
The letter especially highlights that Washington has a “strategic interest in enhancing political, economic, and commercial relationships across the Arctic region.”
Citing the possible establishment of a US consulate in Greenland, the State Department offered to make the assistance to Washington to “protect essential equities” in the island while “developing deeper relationships with Greenlandic officials and society”.
The letter considers the consulate as “a critical component of our efforts to increase the US presence in the Arctic and […] an effective platform to advance US interests in Greenland.”
The letter has appeared within the statements about the State Department to appoint a Greenlandic affairs officer. Moreover, the staff of 7 people must start their cooperation at the US Consulate in Greenland in 2020.
TRUMP-FREDERIKSEN DISPUTE ON GREENLAND
The culmination of consequences of tit-for-tat between US President Donald Trump and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen is focused on Trump’s announcement about his desire for Greenland’s acquisition.
On Wednesday, Frederiksen confirmed her opinion that the island was not supposed to be out, adding that she was “disappointed and surprised” by Trump’s will to postpone his visit to Denmark over Copenhagen’s refusal to negotiate on that issue.
Trump, meanwhile, considered those Frederksen’s statement as “nasty”, adding that “it was not a nice way of doing it.” However, on Friday, he described her as a “wonderful woman” by phone.
“[Frederiksen] called me, […] we had a great conversation. We have a very good relationship with Denmark and we agreed to speak later. But she was very nice. She put a call in, and I appreciated it very much,” Trump said.
Natalia Veselnitskaya — official website