Restarting of the U.S.-Greenland Joint Committee Meetings, September 15, 2021

On September 15, representatives from the governments of the United States of America and Greenland met in Nuuk under the Common Plan for U.S.-Greenland Cooperation in Support of Our Understanding for Pituffik (“Common Plan”). The Joint Committee restarted during the meetings in Nuuk and the United States and Greenland reaffirmed their commitment to the Common Plan, signed in October 2020.

This Joint Committee, created under the 2004 Igaliku Agreements, is intended to realize the objectives of the Common Plan, through diplomatic engagement and agency and ministry cooperation, to contribute to strengthening the partnership and the prosperous relationship between the United States of America and Greenland. The Joint Committee seeks to strengthen the ties between the people of the United States and Greenland in four primary areas: trade and investment, energy and mining sector cooperation, educational and cultural cooperation, and scientific and environmental cooperation.

Pituffik pillugu isumaqatigiissuterput tapersersorniarlugu USA-p Kalaallit Nunaatalu akornanni ataatsimoorussamik pilersaarusiamut (“Common plan”-imut) atatillugu septembarip ulluisa 15-ianni USA-p Kalaallit Nunaatalu naalakkersuisa aallartitaat Nuummi naapipput. Nuummi ataatsimiittoqarnerani USA-p Kalaallit Nunaatalu Joint Committee aallarteqqippaat, ataatsimoorussamillu pilersaarusiaq naapertorlugu pisussaaffitik uppernarsaqqillugit. Ataatsimoorussamik pilersaarusiaq oktober 2020-mi atsiorneqarpoq.

USA-p Kalaallit Nunaatalu suleqatigiinnerat nukittorsarniarlugu suleqatigiinnerlu tamanut iluanaaruteqartoq qanillisarniarlugu, naalagaaffiit akornanni attaveqaqatigiinnikkut aammalu aqutsisoqarfiit naalakkersuisoqarfiillu akornanni suleqatigiinnikkut Joint Committeep ataatsimoorussamik pilersaarusiami anguniakkat anguniarsarissavai. Joint Committee Igalikumi 2004-mi isumaqatigiissummik atsioqatigiinnikkut pilersinnikuuvoq. Susassaqarfinni sisamani USA-p Kalaallit Nunaanilu innuttaasut ataqatigiinnerat annertusarniarlugu Joint Committee sulissuteqassaaq, susassaqarfiit taakku tassaapput: niueqatigiinneq aningaasaliinerlu, nukissiuutit aatsitassarsiornerlu pillugit suleqatigiinneq, ilinniarneq piorsarsimassuserlu pillugit suleqatigiinneq kiisalu ilisimatusarneq silallu pissusaa pillugit suleqatigiinneq.

Den 15. september mødtes repræsentanter fra USA’s og Grønlands regeringer i Nuuk som led i den fælles plan for Samarbejde mellem USA og Grønland (”The Common Plan for U.S.-Greenland Cooperation in Support of Our Understanding for Pituffik”). Under møderne i Nuuk startede USA og Grønland fællesudvalget (”Joint Committee”) op igen, og genbekræftede deres støtte til den fælles plan, der blev underskrevet i oktober 2020.

Fællesudvalget, etableret under Igaliku-aftalerne fra 2004, har til hensigt at realisere målene for den fælles plan gennem diplomatisk engagement og samarbejde mellem styrelser og ministerier for at bidrage til at styrke partnerskabet og det udbytterige forhold mellem USA og Grønland. Fællesudvalget søger at styrke båndene mellem befolkningerne i USA og Grønland inden for fire primære områder: Handel og investeringer, samarbejde inden for energi- og minesektoren, uddannelses- og kultursamarbejde, samt videnskabeligt og miljømæssigt samarbejde.