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Feb 02, 2018

PM Orbán: The UN’s draft document on migration “looks like it was copied from the Soros Plan"

PM Orbán said the United Nations is an asset, “but we mustn’t allow it to formulate principles that go against Hungary’s interests… And the package currently being prepared does go against Hungarian interests"

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that the text of the UN’s draft document on migration “looks like it was copied from the Soros Plan” during an interview on Kossuth Radio this morning.

PM Orbán said the United Nations is an asset, “but we mustn’t allow it to formulate principles that go against Hungary’s interests… And the package currently being prepared does go against Hungarian interests.”

The prime minister added that there were principles in the UN’s migration package that call for easing punishments for illegal border crossing and speeding up and simplifying administrative procedures related to asylum.

He pointed out that in other words, the UN is advising countries to relax their rules on illegal migration. He added that the UN package also calls for assigning special roles for NGOs in handling migration.

“Hungary has had bad experiences with NGOs; the pseudo-NGOs dealing with migration eat out of the hand of [US financier] George Soros,” PM Orbán said.

The prime minister said the government will discuss the draft document once it has been published before taking a position on it. He called the decision of the United States to quit the talks on the draft package “worrying”, he said he would only consider Hungary’s interests when taking a position on the document.

According to MTI, the prime minister said the UN’s migration package would pose a threat to a number of countries, and praised the “tough migration policies” of countries like Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

PM Orbán said the countries of the Visegrád Group “wouldn’t be happy either” if there were “global documents” in effect that would leave the door open for actions that could be detrimental to national interests.