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Dec 03, 2018

PM Orbán: UN migration pact is a flawed document, and whoever signs it presents a serious risk to their own citizens

PM Orbán said the document set down principles that would not reduce illegal migration but stimulate it

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said the United Nations Global Migration Compact is a flawed document, and whoever signs it presents a serious risk to their own citizens.

During an official visit to Prague on Friday, PM Orbán said the document set down principles that would not reduce illegal migration but stimulate it. He warned that every substantive legal case in the future will make use of the document as a point of reference.

PM Orbán said mass migration was a serious issue and decision-makers should not ignore the opinion of the people. He added that in Europe today people are not allowed to express their opinions, or leaders fail to take them into account.

“We in central Europe, however, want to remain democrats,” he said. “Migration is testing the democratic nature of political systems,” the prime minister added.

Concerning Hungarian-Czech ties, PM Orbán said that bilateral relations “entered a new dimension” in recent years, and spoke highly of “unprecedented figures” in economic ties as well as good cooperation in defense and in other areas.