The United States has warned it will become more active in the Arctic, to counter growing Russian influence and efforts by China to position itself in the resource-rich region. During a brief visit to Denmark, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hailed the reopening of the US consulate in the semi-autonomous Danish territory of Greenland and unveiled a sustainable fisheries and commercial engagement agreement with the Faroe Islands, another Danish territory in the North Atlantic.
"It's a new day for the United States in Greenland,'' Pompeo told reporters at a joint news conference with Danish foreign minister Jeppe Kofod on Wednesday. "Reopening the US Consulate in Nuuk reinvigorates an American presence that was dormant for far too long," he added.
While in #Denmark, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also talked fishing with the #FaroeIslands and hailed the June reopening of the U.S. consulate in Nuuk as “a new day for the United States and #Greenland.”https://t.co/sH13PNuWzF#Arcticpoli #China #Russia #security #Arctic— RCI-EyeOnTheArctic (@eyeonthearctic) July 24, 2020
[so, we're buying it after all?]— hewiak (@hewiak) July 24, 2020
“It’s a new day for the United States in Greenland,” Pompeo told reporters at a joint news conference with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.https://t.co/iU55AiMs0N
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had a “positive meeting” with his counterparts from Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands as they discussed Arctic cooperation amid growing economic and military competition in the region.https://t.co/pihstwcJZg— Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (@RFERL) July 23, 2020
Successful trip to the U.K. and Denmark. It’s always great to meet with longstanding friends and to continue strengthening our partnerships. pic.twitter.com/L5qUjD33a9— Mike Richard Pompeo (@MikeRichardPom2) July 24, 2020
Pompeo mum on whether US is still trying to buy Greenland https://t.co/Kx0Xg23ihu— Brian Hurley (@brianhurley) July 23, 2020
Successful trip to the U.K. and Denmark. It’s always great to meet with longstanding friends and to continue strengthening our partnerships. pic.twitter.com/Ts7uUDFk8d— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 24, 2020
Keep your grubby paws off Greenland Trump -A year after diplomatic tussle over Greenland, Pompeo visits Denmark https://t.co/C1KEOv3fyR— GO GREEN (@ECOWARRIORSS) July 24, 2020
Pompeo is in Copenhagen for meetings amid this new diplomatic standoff with China pic.twitter.com/yAVOGj7xMG— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) July 22, 2020
“China could use its civilian research presence in the Arctic to strengthen its military presence.”@SecPompeo said the US will be more active in the #Arctic to counter #Russian influence and thwart attempts by #China to insert itself into the region. https://t.co/oO1XrDfkIQ— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) July 23, 2020
Meeting with my team at our missions overseas is one of the best parts of my job. This team works to advance U.S. interests with Denmark by promoting our shared democratic values. Congrats @usambdenmark on your team’s success and to reopening a Consulate amid COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/AMJIXHfFsY— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 22, 2020