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The annual meeting of The Kingdom of Denmark to be held today

The prime ministers of Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland will meet today at the so called ”Annual meeting of The Kingdom of Denmark” (Ríkisfundurin), report several Faroese news webpages.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the prime minister of Denmark, Aksel Vilhelmsson Johannesen, the prime minister of the Faroe Islands, and Kim Kielsen, the prime minister of Greenland, will meet at 9.30 a.m. by Leynavatn, a lake on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands, and at 11.30 a.m. they will hold a joint press conference.

Yesterday the three prime ministers paid a visit to the islands of Suðuroy and Stóra Dímun together with their wives, before Aksel V. Johannesen hosted an official dinner in the new Tórshavn-based restaurant ”Skeiva Pakkhús”.

The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been parts of the Danish Realm since the 19th century. Due to their special status nationally, historically and geographically, these parts of the realm have an extensive type of self-government and have assumed legislative and administrative responsibility in a substantial number of fields.

The Faroe Islands’ Home Rule was established in 1948 and Greenland’s Home Rule was established in 1979. In 2005, a new self-government arrangement came into force in the Faroe Islands, and in 2009 a self-government arrangement for Greenland replaced the Greenland Home Rule Arrangement.

Image credits: VP.fo
Headline of the article has been edited 14 June 2018 – 20.25


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