Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto announced that Hungary, Poland and Estonia will set up a warning mechanism to counter UN Global compact. 

The Minister confirmed that he had reached an agreement with Poland’s Interior Minister and his Estonian counterpart to establish a system that will enable them to oppose pro-migration proposals while in their early phases, whether they are brought up in the UN or in Brussels:

“It has once again been made clear that pro-migration forces want to make the United Nations’ global migration compact, the world’s most dangerous migration document, mandatory,” Szijjarto said.

Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) explained that the three countries will begin exchanging information on migration in order to counter new initiatives stemming from the UN Global pact.

“The foreign affairs ministers of Estonia and Hungary agreed that when it comes to international migration-related matters, information would be exchanged in as early a phase as possible, and that respective contact officials will be appointed accordingly,” a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson revealed on Tuesday.

“That is the goal of this mechanism — to be aware as early on as possible of various international initiatives regulating the field of migration and, accordingly, to get involved in discussions in the early stages.”

At the UN General Assembly’s recent vote on the implementation of the Global Migration Compact last December, 118 countries voted in favor of the document, 5 against it, with 13 abstentions and 57 countries not voting.

According to Szijjarto, United States, Hungary, Poland and Israel rejected the compact last December and Estonia joined the group after the recent voting. 

The Minister added that the Visegrad Group countries did not support the compact’s implementation, while the Czech Republic abstained and Slovakia backed out from the most recent vote. 

Szijjarto stressed the importance of fighting pro-migration proposals for the reason that anything approved by the UN automatically becomes part of international law and judicial practice.

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