Hungary's Foreign Minister: Mass Immigration a 'Very Serious Threat to Humanity'
Péter Szijjártó warns that facilitating migration is threatening the planet
Hungary's foreign minister, Péter Szijjártó, has warned that mass immigration is posing "a very serious threat to the whole of humanity."
Speaking Tuesday at a counter-terrorism conference in Vienna, Szijjártó accused the United Nations of wasting money on facilitating migration.
According to the top Hungarian official, mass-immigration threatens the entire world and money used to support it would be better spent on fighting terrorism.
Promoting mass migration in the world presents “a very serious threat to the whole of humanity,” Szijjártó told the participants, according to Hungary Today.
The UN's global migration compact encourages people to leave their homelands, he said.
This movement of people, he added, endangers regions and countries of migration passage.
“We call on the UN to include in its budget counter-terrorism… and to spend less on migration,” Szijjártó told the conference organized by the UN, the Organization for Security, Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and Switzerland's government.
In the past, Szijjártó has described how Hungary rejects multiculturalism and mass migration.
As a solution to demographic and labor market challenges, the country favors a more socially cohesive society and policies which support local people to raise their own families and up-skill.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared last week that "liberalism is over" in the country while announcing a new era of "Christian democracy."
The Hungarian leader spoke during a panel discussion at the National Conservatism conference in Rome on Tuesday where he vowed an end to immigration into Hungary.
During the conference, which was organized by the Edmund Burke Foundation, Orbán cited countries' open border policies during the migrant crisis as one of the catastrophic failings of other liberal European nations.
The Hungarian premier also highlighted a second major failure of liberal western governments in the recent past: their mishandling of the 2008 global financial crisis.
The prime minister also noted stark differences between Hungary’s migration policy compared to policies that Western European countries have embraced.
Immigration issues in Europe's liberal nations began back in 2015 “when they failed to protect their citizens and their countries’ borders,” Orbán said.