Reopening of U.S. Consulate Nuuk

This week marked an historic milestone in U.S./Greenland/Denmark relations when the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk reopened. The reopening was marked by a kaffemik and a flag raising ceremony.

The new U.S. Consul in Nuuk, Sung Choi, noted “we are back with a committed diplomatic presence that serves to strengthen ties with all of Greenland’s communities.”

Ambassador Sands, addressing guests via video from Copenhagen, noted that “it was just over one year ago when Secretary of State Pompeo announced our vision of re-establishing a consulate in Nuuk, Greenland. Since then, with strong support from the Kingdom of Denmark, we have reached a new starting point for increased cooperation and collaboration

At the reopening, Greenlandic Minister for Foreign Affairs and Energy Steen Lynge pointed out that Greenland recognized “the importance of establishing the consulate, seeing the diplomatic presence as important in creating strong and lasting ties.”

In Copenhagen, Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod welcomed the reopening of the U.S. Consulate as a concrete result of increased American interest in Greenland.