Cabinet Decides Bulgaria Will Refrain from Joining UN Global Migration Pact

December 5 (BTA) - The Council of Ministers Wednesday
decided that Bulgaria will refrain from joining the UN Global
Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the Government
Information Service (GIS) said.

Bulgaria will not have official representatives to the
Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact,
scheduled to take place in Marrakech on December 10 and 11. The
Cabinet also decided that this country's Permanent
Representative to the UN will abstain when the UN General
Assembly puts to the vote a resolution endorsing the adopted
Global Compact.

A more effective management of migration processes is of major
importance to Bulgaria, the GIS said. At this stage the
Bulgarian Government believes that the decision against joining
the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration
protects the interests of the country and its citizens in the
best possible way.

Bulgaria will remain committed to its existing international law
 obligations concerning human rights and to maintaining strict
national border control. RY/DD

Source: Sofia