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Austria to pull out of UN agreement on migration: Report


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 31-10-2018 12:23 IST
Austria to pull out of UN agreement on migration: Report

The Austria government is due to make a cabinet decision on the treaty later on Wednesday, APA added. (Image Credit: Pixabay)

Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in withdrawing from a United Nations agreement on migration, APA news agency said on Wednesday, citing Austrian concerns about its sovereignty and potential restrictions on its freedom to act.

Austria will not sign the agreement dealing with refugees and migrants rights, which will be adopted in December at a United Nations conference in Marrakech, Morocco, APA said, citing Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and vice chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache.

The Austria government is due to make a cabinet decision on the treaty later on Wednesday, APA added.

Kurz said earlier this month he viewed some of the points of the agreement very critically.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Austria