Greenland Representation in Washington, D.C.

Greenland’s Representation in Washington, D.C.

The Greenland Representation in Washington, D.C. was officially inaugurated on September 24, 2014 and is located in the same building as the Embassy of Denmark. In 2015 our Head of Representation was moreover accredited to Canada.

To date, the representation consists of a Head of Representation and a First Secretary. During 2017, an administrative officer and an intern will be added to the staff.

The opening of the second Greenlandic diplomatic mission was decided during the negotiations of the Annual Finance Act at the Fall Parliament session in 2013. This should be viewed in the light of the continued steps to secure a future self-sustained economy for Greenland.

Strengthening the relationship with the US and Canada is natural. Greenland is a part of the North America continent, not only geographically, but also through our indigenous culture and language, which we share with Inuit across Arctic Canada and Alaska. The relationship with the United States has over the years primarily taken form with basis in the Americans' military presence in Greenland. The 1951 Defense Agreement thus replaced the agreement between Denmark and the United States of 9 April 1941 re. the same. Greenland has close cooperation with Canada, especially in the Arctic Council and under the auspices of the Arctic Coastal States. In addition, Greenland also has good relations with close partners in Canada, such as ICC Canada and Nunavut's government.

The Greenland Representation in Washington, D.C. strives to strengthen the bilateral relations between Greenland and the United States, and Greenland and Canada, respectively, on a number of issues and sectors of significance to Greenland, i.e. political level, economic and trade relations and in the fields of education, science and culture.

Contact
Greenland Representation
3200 Whitehaven St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: 202 234 4300

Head of Representation, Inuuteq Holm Olsen, inol@nanoq.gl

First Secretary, Rebecca Lynge, rejl@nanoq.gl