Greenland opens representation office in Washington looking forward to independence

NEWS IN BRIEF. Greenlandic government says closer links with US, Canada are important

Seeking to further its goal of full independence, the Greenlandic government has opened a permanent diplomatic representation office in Washington. According to head of the delegation Inuuteq Hold Olsen, on the road to independence, "it's important that we also have much closer relations with our neighbours to the west, meaning the United States as well as Canada."

The office was opened in September by the then Prime Minister of Greenland, Aleqa Hammond, who later resigned. At the opening ceremony, Hammond stressed the importance for Greenland to follow its own path regarding foreign relations.

The Greenlandic representation office is hosted by the Embassy of Denmark in Washington (on the image; picture by the Greenlandic government).