“It has once again transpired that the pro-immigration forces want to make the world’s most dangerous migration document, the UN Global Compact for Migration, mandatory”, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said in a statement to Hungarian news agency MTI on Monday.

“The United Nations National Assembly has voted on the follow-up mechanism of the Global Compact for Migration adopted last year; at the vote, 118 countries voted in favour, five countries – Hungary, the United States, Poland, Israel and Estonia – voted against, 23 abstained and 57 countries did not take part in the vote”, the Foreign Minister emphasised.

“The countries of the Visegrád Group (V4) did not vote in favour of the implementation of the UN Global Compact for Migration, which clearly indicates the unity of our alliance”, Mr. Szijjártó said, pointing out that four out of the five countries that rejected the motion had also voted no to adopting the Global Compact last December, and now Estonia has also said no to the implementation of the Compact.

According to Mr. Szijjártó, in future we must continue to prepare for the fact that the pro-immigration bureaucrats working in Brussels and the UN will continue to do everything possible to make the UN Global Compact for Migration mandatory throughout the world, and since they have not succeeded in pushing through the package as a whole, the will be attempting to force it on countries in parts.

“What the UN adopts becomes part of international legislation and court practice, and accordingly we must fight unceasingly against pro-immigration proposals”, the Hungarian Foreign Minister stressed.

Mr. Szijjártó came to an agreement with the Polish Interior Minister and the Estonian Foreign Minister on a permanent warning mechanism, within the framework of which “we will already be able to combat such pro-immigration proposals in the UN or in Brussels in their initial stages”.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/MTI)