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Trump postpones meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to sell Greenland
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Trump postpones meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to sell Greenland

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Washington, Aug 21: US President Donald Trump said he had postponed a meeting with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen because of her reluctance to discuss the sale of Greenland, the world's largest island in the Arctic.

"Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time," Trump tweeted on Tuesday night. 'The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!", his tweet added.

Frederiksen previously called Trump's idea to buy Greenland "absurd," but noted that Denmark was still preparing for the visit of the US president scheduled for September 2-3. Trump earlier confirmed that he was really interested in the possibility of buying Greenland. The island belongs to Denmark and is of strategic importance for the development of the Arctic. UNI