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HANS ISLAND: DANISH NOTE TO CANADIAN AMBASSADOR


In a conversation today with Canada's ambassador to Denmark, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted with regret that the Canadian Minister of National Defence had paid a visit to Hans Island without prior notification of the Danish Government. At the meeting the head of the Danish Foreign Ministry's Legal Service handed over a note to the Canadian ambassador reiterating the Danish Government's regret.

Denmark as well as Canada claim sovereignty over Hans Island which is situated approximately half way between Greenland and Ellesmere Island
Edited February 5, 2006
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