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Foreign Minister: UN Approval of Migration Compact to be ‘Serious Mistake’

Hungary Today 2018.12.19.

The United Nations will make a serious mistake by approving the Global Migration Compact at Wednesday’s general assembly session, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in New York ahead of the meeting.

The UN is about to make the same mistake as the European Union did in the past three and a half years but whereas wrong EU policies only have local influence, the global compact will result in “dangerous trends” and further waves of migration on a global level, Szijjártó said.

The compact neglects the interests of those countries and people that want to live in peace in their homes, just like they did in past decades, he added.

According to the compact, every country is affected by migration, either as an origin, transit or destination country, Szijjártó said. Hungary, however, disagrees and does not wish to belong to any of the three categories, he insisted.

via MTI
featured photo by Mitko Sztojcsev/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade