The U.S. government plans to reopen its Consulate in Greenland after the failure of the island purchase plan

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 The U.S. government plans to reopen its Consulate in Greenland after the failure of the island purchase plan


Portscape of a small town in Greenland, Denmark. Information map

Greenland is the largest island in the world. Most of the island is located in the Arctic Circle. 80% of the island is covered by ice. In 2009, Greenland became an independent political entity under international law. It has independent internal affairs and judicial system. It has the autonomy of resource allocation and economic policy. However, Danish jurisdiction still governs national defense and foreign affairs. After the Nazi German occupation of Denmark in 1940, the United States opened a consulate in Greenland, but closed it in 1953.

The Associated Press did not disclose the exact time of the letter, but the contents of the letter had to be associated with Trumps Island purchase plan. Trumps offer to buy Greenland this week was rejected by the Danish government, sparking a series of diplomatic disputes. Denmarks prime minister, Met Fraserickson, called Trumps idea of buying Greenland ridiculous. Trump responded that her remarks were disgusting and later cancelled a visit to Denmark.

The State Department said it had appointed a staff member of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen to take charge of the matter and would soon start hiring locally. It is expected that seven new consulates will be opened in 2020. Although the letter mentioned that the new consulate might open next year, the Associated Press believed that Congress would have been open to the idea of reopening the consulate and that the proposal might have been subject to more scrutiny following a series of actions by Trump this week. Greenland is geographically important and has potential natural gas and rare earth deposits. The United States, Russia and other countries have expressed their interest in this. In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a plan to reiterate Russias presence in the Arctic, including the construction of ports and other infrastructure and the expansion of its ice-breaking fleet. Russia hopes to declare its sovereignty in the region. It is understood that the Arctic contains up to a quarter of the undiscovered oil and gas on Earth. Source of this article: Peng Mei News Responsible Editor: Dai Wenjia_NB12498

The State Department said it had appointed a staff member of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen to take charge of the matter and would soon start hiring locally. It is expected that seven new consulates will be opened in 2020. Although the letter mentioned that the new consulate might open next year, the Associated Press believed that Congress would have been open to the idea of reopening the consulate and that the proposal might have been subject to more scrutiny following a series of actions by Trump this week.

Greenland is geographically important and has potential natural gas and rare earth deposits. The United States, Russia and other countries have expressed their interest in this. In April, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a plan to reiterate Russias presence in the Arctic, including the construction of ports and other infrastructure and the expansion of its ice-breaking fleet. Russia hopes to declare its sovereignty in the region. It is understood that the Arctic contains up to a quarter of the undiscovered oil and gas on Earth.