TRUMP HAS A FRIEND IN GREENLAND
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.