Agence France-PresseJanuary 21, 2014 09:01
Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond said on Tuesday it was "natural" for Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark, to want independence.
"Our path towards independence is a natural path for people that have been colonised before," Hammond said at the Arctic Frontiers conference in Norway.
"I want Greenland to have a self-sustaining economy based on our own resources, with a greater degree of integration into the world economy," she added.
Hammond described independence as a "long-term" political goal, with Danish subsidies accounting for half Greenland's economy.