The Greenland Self-Government has representations in five places.
The Greenland Representation in Copenhagen has the task of providing service to Nalaakkersuisut, Inatsisartut, the central administration, the Self-Government companies and the municipalities, and including carrying out the tasks that are found most appropriate to solve in or from Denmark.
The Greenland Representation consists of:
A Service Unit that provides convenient service
A number of departmental areas (consulting areas and the departments' employees in Denmark) that perform professional tasks.
The Greenlandic Representation in Bruxelles was established in 1992. Since then the representation has worked tirelessly to maintain and develop the overall relation between Greenland and the European Union. The representation represents the Greenlandic Government, Naalakkersuisut. For more information regarding Greenland and its connections to the EU click here.
The Greenlandic Representation in Brussels is located in the same building as the Permanent Danish Representation, the Danish Embassy and the Faroese Representation.
The head of the representation is a delegate of the Greenlandic Government and maintains the nations relation to the EU.
The Greenlandic Representation in Washington was officially initiated september 24th 2014 and placed in the same building as the Danish Embassy. In 2015 the head of the representation was moreover accredited to Canada.
At the moment the representation consists of the head of the representation, a secretary and an intern.
The relation between Greenland, the US and Canada comes naturally as a result of the nations common geographical placement on the North American continent. In previous times, the relation to the US has primarily consisted of their military presence on Greenlandic ground. The defense agreement in 1951 replaced the old agreement between Denmark and the US from 1941.
The relationship between Greenland and Canada is strong. Especially in connection to the Arctic Council and under the auspices of the Arctic coastal states. Furthermore, over the years Greenland has built a strong relation and partnerships with the organization ICC in Canada and the government of Nunavut.
The functions of the Greenlandic Representation in Washington include but are not limited to strengthening the bilateral relations between Greenland, the US and Canada in the following areas: Political, economic, trade, education, research and culture. Moreover the representation provides information about greenlandic conditions in North America and the other way round assists the Greenlandic Government and the central administration.
The initiation of the 4th greenlandic diplomatic mission was established at the Greenlandic Parliament during a spring collection in 2017. The shared purpose of the establishment of a Greenlandic Representation in Iceland was to ensure the development of a successful neighborhood and to develop a unit that will strengthen the trade and economic conditions between Greenland and Iceland.
The bilateral collaboration with Iceland has with the agreement of a joint declaration between Iceland and Greenland on november 13th 2013 been strengthened remarkably during recent years. Possible areas of cooperation has been identified and specific collaboration in the western north, The Nordic Council and The Council of Ministers has developed.
Once every year, a meeting will be held with the purpose of keeping track of recent developments and executing the identified and prioritized areas of collaboration. These include an increased collaboration within fields such as fisheries, health, tourism, trade, aviation and the veterinary field. For this, the representation will provide service for the various ministries.
The Greenlandic Representation in Beijing has only recently been established on november 21st 2021. The representation works diligently to strengthen and maintain the Greenlandic ties to China. The representation represents the greenlandic government, Naalakkersuisut. The webpage is currently under construction and will in the future provide more information regarding Greenland and the ties to China.
The representation is located within the same building complex as the Danish Embassy and the Faroese Representation. The personal currently consists of:
Head of representation, Jacob Isbosethsen
Secretary, Jiaxin Zhou
Greenland Representation 1 Dong Wu Jie, San Li Tun Beijing 100600 PR China