Greenland wary of US plans for aid projects in its territory

THE GUARDIAN | Greenlanders have welcomed reports that the US wants to invest in their island, but said the money had to come without conditions.

The US administration is expected to announce the opening of an Agency for International Development office at the new US consulate in the capital, Nuuk, and at least $12m (£9.7m) in aid projects.

The announcement, expected on Thursday in Washington, will come less than a year after President Donald Trump drew derision for expressing an interest in buying Greenland, a semi-autonomous Danish territory. But suggestions of a greater US presence in Greenland were met with criticism in Greenland and Denmark on Thursday.

Aaja Chemnitz Larsen from the left-leaning opposition party Inuit Ataqatigiit described it as a charm offensive.

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