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Minister Szijjártó insisted that the package would pose a “serious danger” for Europe as it is “aimed at legalizing illegal migration as a fundamental human right” and said that Hungary would vote against the proposal at next year’s UN general assembly session
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, made the announcement on Tuesday and said it has become clear that the differences between Hungary’s position on migration and the UN’s approach are irreconcilable
“The Hungarian people have a right to live in security, so that they do not have to be afraid of terrorist attacks and so that they can protect themselves from the security risks of the emergence of parallel societies,” Minister Szijjártó said
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, addressed the UN’s intergovernmental debate on its migration package in New York on Monday and highlighted Hungary’s disagreement with the document’s premise that migration is a positive and unstoppable phenomenon
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said that the V4 has a voice that is heard throughout Europe and beyond and has become an important factor in shaping European political processes
Péter Szijjártó, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, announced that he will submit the proposal to the head of the UN General Assembly during his opening address to an international conference focusing on the UN’s migration package in Budapest
The Orbán Government strongly disagrees with the draft of the UN’s Global Compact on Migration, but we have decided to remain at the table and have put forward a list of alternatives to influence the debate.
“If we don’t want to become an immigrant country we’ll have to join our forces and fight this battle together,” said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, adding that with the upcoming elections Hungary’s future is at stake.
Minister Szijjártó said this could mean an unmanageable security threat for the European Union, and accordingly Hungary will be submitting proposals with regard to both the UN’s migration package and the reform of the Dublin Regulation
Hungary’s foreign minister has been given a mandate to propose amendments to the five areas the Hungarian government finds problematic in the UN's migrant package and to enforce Hungary’s position in the document
“Several national consultation surveys and a referendum have demonstrated beyond doubt that Hungarians don’t even want to hear about this. And the government must heed the will of the Hungarian people,” Csaba Dömötör said
György Bakondi said the UN's package is cause for concern because Hungary does not want to be part of a treaty that states that migration is a fundamental human right and everyone is free to choose where they want to settle