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HoR affirms that UN migration pact must be approved by it first

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TOBRUK – The House of Representatives issued a statement on Monday regarding the United Nations migration pact and stressed the Libyan state will not join or adopt any treaty or agreement before its approval by the House of Representatives being the sovereign and legislative body in the country.

“We remind everyone that we are in a transitional stage, and until the state is stabilized through legislative elections; the government should not take any action that would set long-term obligations or impose a legal reality that is contrary to the Libyan laws in force.”

The United Nations migration pact, formally known as the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), is an intergovernmentally negotiated agreement, prepared under the auspices of the United Nations, that describes itself as covering “all dimensions of international migration in a holistic and comprehensive manner.”

A United Nations conference was held in Morocco in December last year to adopt the pact. Several countries driven by far-right and populist policies did not attend the conference.

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