Pompeo praises ‘US ally’ Denmark after Trump cancels visit

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State, has praised Denmark amid a public row over Greenland that saw President Donald Trump cancel a visit to the country.

In a phone call with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, Mr Pompeo “expressed appreciation for Denmark’s co-operation” as a US ally.

Mr Kofod welcomed the “frank, friendly and constructive talk”.

It came after Mr Trump said Denmark’s prime minister had been “nasty” when rebuffing his idea of buying Greenland.

Mette Frederiksen had called his ambitions of buying the autonomous Danish territory “absurd”. She said she was “disappointed and surprised” that he had cancelled his visit.

The trip was scheduled to take place on 2 September, at the invitation of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II.

Peoples Time/HG

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