Minister Joly to welcome representatives of the Kingdom of Denmark to Canada

News release

June 14, 2022 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she is hosting Jeppe Kofod, the Kingdom of Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs; Múte B. Egede, Greenland’s Prime Minister; and Vivian Motzfeldt, Greenland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Business and Trade, in Ottawa from June 14 to 15, 2022.

Together, they will discuss how Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark can continue to expand bilateral ties and security cooperation, including by supporting a safe, secure and well-defended Arctic. Minister Joly and Minister Kofod will also discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, as well as its impacts on food and energy security and the rules-based international order.

Minister Joly and her Danish and Greenlandic partners will discuss outstanding boundary issues in the area between Canada and Greenland, as well as the importance of freedom of movement of Inuit in the North.

Minister Joly and her partners from the Kingdom of Denmark will highlight the importance of strengthened transatlantic ties, as well as the shared values, interests and strong people-to-people ties between their countries.

Quotes

“I am pleased to welcome my friends from the Kingdom of Denmark to Canada. Our countries share a rich history of strategic collaboration. We are polar nations, and the Arctic is a pillar of our identities. I look forward to continued collaboration to address key issues of mutual interest.”

- Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • Canada shares a maritime boundary with the Kingdom of Denmark (Greenland) as well as rich historical and cultural links between the Inuit populations on both sides of the border.

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