Danish PM had ‘constructive conversation’ with Trump after Greenland fallout

The conversation came a day after Trump shocked Danes by canceling a state visit.

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Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen attends the annual informal summer meeting of the Nordic prime ministers in Reykjavik, Iceland August 20, 2019. (Ints Kalnins / Reuters File Photo)

COPENHAGEN — Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had a “constructive conversation” with U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, discussing cooperation on security policy, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.

“The leaders among other things discussed the need for further development of the cooperation and the management of common security policy challenges,” it said on Friday.

Trump shocked Danes on Wednesday by cancelling a Copenhagen visit after Frederiksen rebuffed his offer to buy Greenland. He called her dismissal of the idea “nasty.”

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Frederiksen has said she believed relations with the United States, a NATO ally, would not be affected by the flap.

The Danish prime minister’s office was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard.