Austria may join the U.S. and Hungary in withdrawing from the United Nations (UN) migration pact, Sebastian Kurz has said, following news that Poland is preparing to quit the agreement over security concerns.
At a press conference Wednesday, the Austrian leader cited concern over sovereignty relating to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, which claims that huge movements of people across borders are “inevitable, necessary, and desirable”.
“We view some of the points in this agreement very critically. We will therefore do everything to maintain the sovereignty of our country and ensure that we as the Republic of Austria can decide for ourselves on migration issues,” Reuters reported the Chancellor as saying.
Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Kurz told journalists that the Danish government has expressed similar concerns over the agreement, which was previously signed by all UN member nations except the U.S., which withdrew last year.
Vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, from the populist Freedom Party, added that the government is looking into the legal implications of the document.
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“It cannot … be that any formulations are adopted that could perhaps or possibly be interpreted to mean that migration can be a human right. That can and must not be the case,” he said.
Earlier this week, Poland’s Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said he was recommending that Warsaw quit the globalist compact, stating that “the draft of the agreement does not contain adequately strong guarantees of [nations’] sovereign right to decide who comes into their territory and [nor does it] distinguish legal and illegal migration”.
“We want Poles to be safe in their country,” the minister said, emphasising that citizens’ security is the government’s foremost priority.
“Hungary is also critical of the Global Compact (GCM) agreement,” notes the statement, referring to the country’s decision to withdraw from the “dangerous” globalist agreement.
As Breitbart London reported in July, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said the compact was “entirely against Hungary’s security interests”, telling a news conference that the “extreme, biased” compact was likely to inspire millions more people to migrate from the third world.
“Its main premise is that migration is a good and inevitable phenomenon … We consider migration a bad process, which has extremely serious security implications,” he said.