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Oct 01, 2018

FM: Trump's UN speech brings "new complexion" to debate

Minister Szijjártó reiterated Hungary’s standpoint that adopting the comprehensive migration pact currently under discussion in the UN would be “the worst possible step” when it comes to tackling the challenge of migration

Hungary’s foreign minister has said that President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly brought “a new complexion” to the debates at the UN after the speeches of Barack Obama, showing that “even in the world’s number-one superpower there are these debates.”

Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley had spoken about the UN Human Rights Council making decisions on a political basis. He said that everyone at the Assembly had agreed that the organization needed to be reformed.

“A strong, comprehensive and impartial organization is needed where communication channels are there to resolve conflicts,” Minister Szijjártó said.

During his interview on public radio, the minister also talked about Hungarian migration policy and the UN debates on the subject.

Minister Szijjártó reiterated Hungary’s standpoint that adopting the comprehensive migration pact currently under discussion in the UN would be “the worst possible step” when it comes to tackling the challenge of migration.