Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will not sign the UN’s Global Compact for Migration (GCM), Croatian newsportal Direktno reports.
The website bases the decision on a Facebook post by Croatian TV journalist Velimir Bujanec. He asked her position on the GCM after a lot of people we’re interested in her stance.
In the answer his editorial board received, President Grabar-Kitarovic literally states: ‘Be assured I will not sign the ‘Marrakech Agreement’, Bujanec writes on Facebook.
The President’s reply was forwarded by her spokeswoman, Mrs. Ivana Crnić, and among other things, she states:
“Your concern about illegal migration and the ‘Marrakesh Agreement’ is absolutely understandable, however, in this case it is not about accepting illegal migrants, the Office of the President is in any form involved in the negotiations on the Declaration and you can refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, which is the holder of all activities, in the sense of details … Be sure I will not sign the “Marrakech Agreement” … ”
Croatia joins a growing number of countries that have decided to not sign the UN migration pact. Earlier the Unites States, Hungary and Austria refused to sign it.
Countries like Poland and the Czech Republic are mostly opposed to it as well.