U.S. President Donald Trump stated he has postponed a gathering with Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredericksen resulting from her lack of curiosity in his provide to buy Greenland.
“Denmark is a really particular nation with unbelievable folks, however based mostly on Prime Minister Mette Fredericksen’s feedback, that she would have little interest in discussing the acquisition of Greenland, I might be suspending our assembly scheduled in two weeks time for an additional time,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.
In an second tweet, Trump stated he was wanting ahead to rescheduling the assembly “someday sooner or later!”
The White Home had beforehand stated the assembly was not associated to Trump’s curiosity in shopping for Greenland.
“We’re going to Poland after which we could also be going to Denmark,” Trump instructed reporters on Sunday. “Not for that reason in any respect, however we’re taking a look at it.”
Trump confirmed he had just lately mentioned the opportunity of buying Greenland, however stated it was not a right away precedence.
“It’s simply one thing we’ve talked about,” Trump stated. “Denmark basically owns it. We’re superb allies with Denmark. We’ve protected Denmark like we shield giant parts of the world, so the idea got here up.”
WATCH: Trump says Greenland buy ‘strategically fascinating’ to U.S.
“It’s not primary on the burner, I can let you know that,” he stated.
Nonetheless, Frederiksen made it clear Greenland shouldn’t be on the market, and known as the concept of promoting it to the USA “absurd.”
“Greenland shouldn’t be on the market. Greenland shouldn’t be Danish. Greenland belongs to Greenland. I strongly hope that this isn’t meant significantly,” Frederiksen instructed the newspaper Sermitsiaq throughout a go to to Greenland.
Greenland is positioned between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans and relies on Danish financial help, however handles its personal home affairs whereas Copenhagen takes care of protection and international coverage.
A defence treaty between Denmark and the USA courting again to 1951 offers the U.S. navy rights over the Thule Air Base in northern Greenland.
WATCH: Greenland tells Trump it’s ‘not on the market’
On Friday, Greenland’s international minister Ane Lone Bagger instructed Reuters, “We’re open for enterprise, however we’re not on the market.”
Trump and First Woman Melania Trump had been scheduled to go to Poland and Denmark from Aug. 31 to Sept. three in line with a press release from the White Home. It’s not clear whether or not the remainder of the journey will nonetheless happen.
— With recordsdata from Reuters and the Related Press
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