In the last 20 years, Denmark has become one of Washington's closest European allies, as they have fought together in the war on Iraq. "The U.S. has reached out to Denmark, proposing a bilateral defense cooperation," said Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
She also stressed that the nature of the collaboration has "not yet been defined, but it could include the presence of U.S. troops, material and military equipment on Danish soil."
Morten Bodskov, Danish Defence Minister, who attended the same press conference, said that "NATO and the United States are guarantors of our security. That is why we join forces with the United States when Western values such as democracy and freedom are under threat."
Denmark's Prime Minister @MetteFrederiksen, center, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod, left and Minister of Defense Morten Boedskov, right, give a press conference on cooperation with https://t.co/sJUIRbNlyC
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