The Greenland Representation in Washington, D.C. was established in 2014, and officially inaugurated on September 24, 2014 and is located in the same building as the Embassy of Denmark
The representation consists of at this point, by a Minister responsible for Greenland. The plan is to add more staff later on through an additional Greenlandic diplomat, an administrative assistant and an intern. It is expected that these additions will take place gradually throughout 2015.
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 work for a self-sustained economy for Greenland.
It is the plan that the Greenland representative to be accredited to Canada as well. The representation in the U.S. – as it will be towards Canada – has as its purpose to strengthen the Greenland relations with the United States and likewise to Canada on a number of issues and sectors of significance to the Government of Greenland.
The Greenland Representation in Washington, D.C. will work to strengthen the bilateral relations between Greenland and the United States on issues i.e., political level, economic and trade relations, in the fields of education, science and culture.