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Jul 23, 2019

FM: Pro-migration forces want to make the UN’s global migration compact mandatory

The Foreign Minister said Hungary, the United States, Poland and Israel had rejected the document last December, and they were joined in the most recent vote by Estonia.

The Foreign Minister has highlighted how it has once again been made clear that pro-migration forces want to make the United Nations’ global migration compact mandatory.

Péter Szijjártó told MTI that the UN General Assembly’s recent vote on the implementation of the global migration compact adopted last December, 118 countries voted in favor of the document, five against, with 13 abstentions and 57 countries not voting.

The Minister said Hungary, the United States, Poland and Israel had rejected the document last December, and they were joined in the most recent vote by Estonia.

None of the Visegrád Group countries backed the compact’s implementation, with the Czech Republic abstaining and Slovakia staying away from the most recent vote, he said, arguing that this again demonstrated the strength of the V4’s unity.

Minister Szijjártó said anything approved by the UN becomes part of international law and judicial practice, underlining the need to fight “pro-migration proposals”.

The Minister said he had reached an agreement with Poland’s inerior minister and his Estonian counterpart on establishing a warning mechanism enabling their countries to “move against such pro-migration proposals in their early phases, whether they are drawn up in the UN or in Brussels”.

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