1951 Agreement On The Defense Of GreenlandHungcp
2. The division of responsibilities for the operation and maintenance of defence areas is determined from time to time in agreement between the two governments. Following the entry into force of a NATO agreement to which the two governments are parties to the Articles VII, VIII and IX issues of this agreement, the provisions of these articles are replaced by the terms of this agreement, to the extent that they are incompatible with them. If it turns out that one of the provisions of such a NATO agreement could not be adapted to Greenland`s conditions, the two governments will hold consultations to make adjustments acceptable to both sides. In addition, the United States has the opportunity to further strengthen cooperation and goodwill by changing Article XI of the 1951 agreement to take responsibility for the rehabilitation of various military sites. Article XI currently states that “it goes without saying that all territories or facilities made available to the Government of the United States of America under this agreement should not be maintained in the state they were in at the time of their provision.” Thus, the clean-up of various cold war military sites leaves the Danish or Greenlandic people. 2. The Government of the Kingdom of Denmark agrees, as far as possible, to conduct and deliver to the Government of the United States of America topographical, hydrographic, coastal and geodesic surveys, as well as aerial photographs, etc., to the extent desirable, in order to facilitate the activity under this agreement. If the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark is unable to provide the necessary data, the Government of the United States of America, after consultation with the relevant Danish authorities, may carry out such investigations or photographs. Copies of these surveys or photographs taken by the Government of the United States of America are made available to the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Government of the United States of America may also, on the basis of an appropriate agreement, carry out the technical and technical investigations that may be necessary for the selection of defence areas. 1.
Thule Air Base is the only defence area in Greenland. The provisions of Article II of the Defence Agreement apply to the creation of new areas of defence. This agreement enters into force on the day of signing and remains in force for the duration of the defence agreement. This agreement may be amended at any time by mutual agreement between the parties. b) Without prejudice to the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark over this area of defence and the natural right of the competent Danish authorities to move freely throughout Greenland, the Government of the United States of America is entitled, without compensation, to the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark in this defence zone and in the air zones and adjacent waters: b. The contracting parties take note and state that they immediately consult any issues that one of the parties may raise regarding issues relating to the United States military presence in Greenland that fall within the defence agreement and this agreement.