FM Szijjártó: Hungary To Reject UN Migration Package

  • 16 Jul 2018 9:01 AM
  • Hungary Matters
FM Szijjártó: Hungary To Reject UN Migration Package
Hungary must withdraw from the process of adopting the United Nations’ global migration package as it would have a binding effect on member states, the Hungarian foreign minister said.

Hungary must clearly state that it will never accept as binding any of the package’s provisions, Péter Szijjártó told MTI in New York where he attended a series of meetings discussing the draft.

“The final text goes completely against common sense, it is in conflict with Hungary’s interests and efforts aimed at restoring stability in Europe”, he said.

The draft is aimed at “recklessly promoting migration” and focuses “exclusively on the interests of Africa and South America … as it defines migration as a fundamental human right,” Szijjártó insisted.

“This is a false approach,” he added. If adopted, provisions of the document could trigger further waves of “millions” of migrants, Szijjártó said.

Under the package, member states would be obliged to “provide all services to each migrant, and those services should be equal to ones provided to local residents,” the minister said.

The minister said he would propose that the government should quit the approval process and “make it clear that it does not consider any of its provisions as binding”.

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