Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen holds “positive” talks with Trump
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, after “positive” negotiations with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the NATO summit in London, said that her country would provide NATO with four more aircraft.
“As for NATO, there are wishes for additional contribution from Denmark in terms of aviation potential, and we gave a positive answer,” Frederiksen said at a press conference.
According to Frederiksen, the aircraft will go into service with the alliance in 2020 and 2021. She did not specify the model names.
Frederiksen also said she does not see a conflict between the US and Denmark over Greenland after the Danish prime minister rejected Trump’s idea of buying the island in August.
According to her, Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands are striving with the United States to develop strategic cooperation in the Arctic, where closer attention to security issues is needed.
We are starting to see competition between the major powers in the Arctic. We also see an increase in the Russian presence with submarines, and closer cooperation is also needed here, ”the politician noted.
In an interview with the Danish newspaper Berlingske, published on the eve of the summit, Frederiksen suggested intensifying surveillance in the sea and airspace of the Arctic using radars and satellites in response to increased Russian activity in the region.