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Greenland wants participation in discussions on national waters.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-10 April 2001-Greenland wants participation in discussions on national waters(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Greenland has requested Denmark to take part in negotiations on the extension of the continental shelf borders in the Arctic Sea north of Greenland.

The countries bordering the North Pole, including Canada, Russia and Norway, are preparing to talk about the issue while Denmark and Greenland are not, according to Radioavisen, a Greenlandic online newsletter. The decision to increase the national borders past the current 200 nautical miles apparently requires support from scientific investigations on the depth of the continental shelf. There could be options to increase the national zone as far as 3,590 nautical miles from the shore.

Ellen Kristensen, an MP for Atassut, has reportedly asked the Danish Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen if there are any plans to take part in such negotiations. Kristensen believes that Denmark and Greenland risk losing out if they don't take part.

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