As it has done with the United Nations’ migration pact, Hungary rejects the organisation’s global refugee pact as well, the foreign minister said on Friday, arguing that the document was dangerous and could encourage more migration.
Simultaneously with its Global Compact for Migration, the UN has drafted a “sister document”, the Global Compact on Refugees, Peter Szijjarto told a press conference. This pact, he said, was about “bringing in through a back door whoever they can’t bring in through the main gate with the migration pact”. Though this package is about refugees, there have been a number of debates recently about “how they can try to classify as refugees those who arrive as illegal migrants”, Szijjarto said.
Over the recent period “we have had plenty of debates with UN bureaucrats on who can be classified as a refugee. We are well aware that what we are facing is an illegal migrant crisis rather than a refugee crisis,” he said.