Jul 22, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Denmark

On July 22, U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo was in Denmark to discuss a range of important issues with the Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.

Pompeo’s visit came just a month after the U.S. reopened a consulate in Greenland – and the last time a U.S. Secretary of State visited Denmark was in 2016.

U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands greeted Secretary Pompeo at Copenhagen Airport and accompanied him to his first meeting with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) at Mariensborg.

Pompeo’s second meeting was with his Foreign Minister colleague Jeppe Kofod (S) at Eigtveds Pakhus in Copenhagen where Greenland’s minister of foreign affairs, Steen Lynge, and the Faroese minister of foreign affairs and education, Jenis av Rana, also participated in the discussions.

Arctic matters highlighted
During the visit, Pompeo and Kofod discusssed a wide range of topics including COVID-19 recovery, trade and global security. However, at the top of the agenda was Arctic cooperation.

Read a transcript of Pompeo’s press remarks here