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Slovakia will not support Marrakesh Agreement

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Slovakia has officially joined the countries who oppose the global migration pact, also known as the Marrakesh Agreement.

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Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini confirmed this in front of journalists in Brussels on Sunday, following the EU summit about Brexit.

Slovakia has a problem with the way the UN pact has been worded and the way it has been drafted, Pellegrini said as quoted by the Sme daily.

"As the prime minister, I reject the wording of the compact on migration and I reject its validity in Slovakia," he said.

Slovakia will not sign the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and might not even send its representative to Marrakesh on December 10. Upon Pellegrini's request, lawyers will analyse whether Slovakia's presence at the meeting would be a sign of support for the document, and if so, the government will opt to stay out of it.

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