Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs diplomatically responded to the phrase of U.S. President Donald Trump about buying the island. This was reported on the official website of the Government of Greenland.
”We have a good cooperation with USA, and we see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer. Of course, Greenland is not for sale. Because of the unofficial nature of the news, the Government of Greenland has no further comments,“ reads the post.
It stands to mention that Greenland is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, but it is physically part of the North American continent and it is situated between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
"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. We're open for business, not for sale," tweeted Greenland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Former Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen called Trump's idea on his Twitter page as "...an April Fool’s Day joke ... but totally out of season!"
Donald Trump’s attempt to buy the island is actually not the first one. America tried to buy Greenland in 1867 and after the Second World War in 1946.