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Vit­tus Qu­jauk­it­soq — Green­land’s min­is­ter of in­dus­try, la­bor, trade, en­ergy and for­eign af­fairs — has re­vealed that his govern­ment and his na­tion “wel­comes the elec­tion of Don­ald

Trump’s pro oil and gas ad­min­is­tra­tion.” The min­is­ter went pub­lic this week in a “blunt speech” dur­ing the Arc­tic Cir­cle Forum, staged in Que­bec City on Mon­day — this ac­cord­ing to the Nu­natsiaq News, which cov­ers the east­ern Arc­tic re­gion of Canada.

Mr. Trump’s ap­point­ment of Exxon Mo­bil CEO Rex Tiller­son as sec­re­tary of state is also “good for Green­land,” Mr. Qu­jauk­it­soq told his au­di­ence, not­ing that with­out rev­enue from “non­re­new­able re­source ex­trac­tion, in­clud­ing oil and gas,” Green­land can­not achieve po­lit­i­cal in­de­pen­dence from Den­mark.

“Green­land is an emerg­ing na­tion. We are in the mid­dle of na­tion build­ing,” said Mr. Qu­jauk­it­soq.

And a word on Green­land: At 836,109 square miles, it is the largest is­land in the world and has a pop­u­la­tion of 57,714. It mostly has been con­sid­ered a ter­ri­tory of Den­mark, which granted Green­land self-rule in 2009.

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