The UN’s Compact for Migration harms the security and sovereignty of Hungary and the EU relocation quota would determine the life of the next generations, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap.
According to Szijjarto, there’s a “brutal fight” in the UN in connection with the migration compact, because there are three major conflicts. First, the UN wants to convince its member states that migration is a basic human right, says Szijjarto, adding that there’s no such human right, but there’s a right for a secure and peaceful right in our own homeland. Second, Szijjarto finds it unacceptable that “it would be decided in New York, Brussels or Geneva who can enter Hungary and who should we live together with”. He stressed that it’s an issue of sovereignty. Third, Szijjarto says that the UN wants to handle illegal border crossing as an administrative issue, while Hungary considers it a serious crime.
The minister stressed that Hungary won’t support the compact until its 12 points are included in the document. He added that while the majority of UN countries are countries of origin of migrants, or transit countries, they want to get rid of the problem, while CEE countries think that migration should be stopped, not organised.