Greenland informs Trump: ‘We’re not for sale’

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The government of Greenland says its territory is not for sale following reports that US President Donald Trump was looking into purchasing the massive, ice-covered island.

The statement follows reports that US President Donald Trump was interested in buying the territory from Denmark.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Trump asked his aides to look into the possibility of purchasing Greenland. The US leader is poised to visit the Danish capital Copenhagen in September. A source close to the president later told The Associated Press that Trump did make the request but that he wasn’t serious.

But sources quoted in other media differed over whether the president was joking or seriously hoping to expand US territory.

Greenland’s ministry of foreign affairs insisted the island was ready to talk business, but was not for sale. “Greenland is rich in valuable resources such as minerals, the purest water and ice, fish stocks, seafood, renewable energy and is a new frontier for adventure tourism,” it tweeted. “We’re open for business, not for sale.”

 

Via BBC/ Politico/ Govt of Greenland/

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