As rumours suggested yesterday, US president Donald Trump will indeed visit Denmark in early September.
According to the US government, Trump will make his first jaunt to Denmark as president following an official trip to Poland.
“President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Poland and Denmark from August 31 to September 3, 2019,” the White House stated.
“The President and the First Lady also accepted an invitation to visit Her Majesty Margrethe II, Queen of Denmark, where the President will participate in a series of bilateral meetings and meet with business leaders. The President and First Lady’s visits will highlight the historic ties between the United States, Poland, and Denmark, as well as our willingness to confront the region’s many shared security challenges.”
Mette F welcoming
Denmark’s new PM Mette Frederiksen said that she looked forward to Trump’s arrival and discussing global issues such as security, Arctic dilemmas, trade and investment.
“The US is Denmark’s most essential and strongest ally in NATO. Our soldiers stand shoulder to shoulder in the world’s flash points and in the defence of Europe’s security,” said Frederiksen.
“Danish companies are deeply engaged in the US market, which demands Danish competencies and expertise, and big American investments in Denmark boost our economy and technological development.”
During Trump’s visit, he is also scheduled to meet with leading figures from Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
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US president Donald Trump has been pretty liberal in his use of the word ‘Denmark’ since he campaigned for the presidency a few years ago (see video below).
And now it seems he might actually come here in the near future. Trump commented yesterday that he might stop by Denmark as part of his official trip to Poland in early September.
The Danish government has yet to confirm a prospective visit by the US leader, but stated that he was always welcome.
Not idle talk
TV2 correspondent Jesper Steinmetz said that his sources confirmed that Trump’s camp has contacted the Danish government to hear if Denmark is interested in the president stopping by.
Trump’s predecessors, Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton all visited Denmark during their tenures and the US is likely looking to maintain a solid rapport with its longtime allies in the wake of the new Danish government coming to power.