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MP Madison: Estonia must abandon participating in UN migration agreement

BC, Tallinn, 05.12.2017.Print version
Following the example of the United States, Estonia must abandon participating in the United Nations migration agreement, deputy chairman of the opposition Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE) Jaak Madison said, cites LETA/BNS.

"The United States under the leadership of President [Donald] Trump is strengthening its sovereignty and blocking the globalist agenda," Madison was quoted by party spokespeople as saying. "Abandoning the migration agreement must also set an example to the foreign policy of Estonia. Estonia alone decides what kind of migration policy is in our interests, not the UN or a third party."


The Trump administration announced on Monday that the United States is to quit participating in the UN migration agreement as it is inconsistent and contradictory.


The New York Declaration was adopted at a refugee and migration conference held in New York on September 19, 2016. With this, the countries assumed the responsibility of strengthening positive contribution that the migrants give to the economic and social development of the receiving countries. The declaration also condemnded xenophobia against refugees and migrants.


Madison said that the decision of the United States is important for the whole world as it shows the United States' self-determination capability as well as organizing independent migration policy.


Madison added that the agreement signed last year, where the representatives of Estonia were the then president Toomas Hendrik Ilves and foreign minister Jurgen Ligi, has issued Estonia with the responsibility of financing propaganda, in which economic migrants are shown in a positive light and the spread of multiculturalism is promoted also in Estonia.


"The New York Declaration may be inconsistent with our Constitution, which regards Estonia as a nation state, as the policy of the UN is clearly left-liberal and focused on the polarization of nation states," Madison said.


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