Statement by Ambassador Sands on the Opening of U.S. Consulate Nuuk

On behalf of the U.S. government, I am excited to begin this new chapter in our relationship with Greenland and the entire Kingdom of Denmark by re-establishing our consulate in Nuuk, Greenland. The consulate is another positive sign of the strong collaboration between the U.S. government and the Greenlandic and Danish governments. I want to thank all of our partners for working so closely with us to help us reach this goal. As the consulate opens its doors again for the first time in 67 years, the United States will seek to open possibilities for strengthening our diplomatic, commercial, and people-to-people ties in Greenland, with Consul Sung Choi leading this effort in Nuuk. Partnering together, we can increase economic growth and sustainable development for the benefit of Greenlanders and the U.S.-Kingdom of Denmark alliance.