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Minnesota lawmaker invites Danish government leaders to the state

President Donald Trump recently cancelled a meeting with Danish leadership.

A Minnesota state lawmaker has invited Danish government leaders to visit the state.

Rep. Patrick Garofalo (R-Farmington) formally invited Danish Prime Minister Mette Frediksen and cabinet members to Minnesota Wednesday.

According to a release from Garofalo’s office, the meeting would be a chance for Danish leadership to meet with public and private sector leaders and build the state’s relationship with Denmark.

“As governments that share common goals of promoting free trade, protecting individual liberties and a steadfast commitment to democratic ideals, it is important that we continue to strengthen our close relationship,” Garofalo said in a statement. 

“I am confident that Minnesota's vibrant business community and political leaders would enthusiastically embrace a positive response from the leaders of Denmark."

The invite follows President Donald Trump’s declaration of his interest in buying Greenland, a Danish territory. Trump recently called off a scheduled meeting with Fredriksen after she rejected the idea. 

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