American President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.
“The Republican president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it, a Trump ally told on Thursday.
“Mr. Trump brought up the notion of buying Greenland in conversations with lawmakers enough times to make them wonder, but they have not taken his comments seriously. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations,” said a Republican congressional aide.
However, Greenland has said it’s not on the market.
“We have a good cooperation with USA, and we see it as an expression of greater interest in investing in our country and the possibilities we offer,of course, Greenland is not for sale,” the Greenland government said on its website.
It is not his first attempt to buy the largest island in the world, an autonomous territory of Denmark.
In 1946, the U.S. proposed to pay Denmark $100 million to buy Greenland after flirting with the idea of swapping land in Alaska for strategic parts of the Arctic island. Neither the White House nor Denmark commented on Thursday. Mr. Trump is set to visit Denmark next month, reported The Hindu.