New York, September 1 (MTI) – Chaos and conflict threaten target countries that fail to limit the admission of migrants, Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover said in New York.
Addressing the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament on Tuesday, Kover said the spotlight of responsibility should fall on those who cause the migration crisis as well as on receiving countries.
Kover voiced support for the conference’s draft statement calling on recipient countries to meet their obligations. He added, however, that “we must also focus our attention on other factors. First, on the responsibilities of the countries where migrants are coming from, second, on the responsibilities of the countries that caused the crisis which eventually triggered the emigration wave, and third, on the responsibility of criminal gangs and political groups profiting from the migration.”
“Accepting migrants without restrictions has sustainability-related and institutional limitations in destination countries. Disregarding these limitations will undoubtedly cause unprecedented chaos and serious conflicts in these destination countries as well,” Kover warned in his address.
Politicians, parliaments and governments of the world have a common but not equal responsibility for maintaining natural and social order around the world, he said.
“The responsibility of the countries around the world is directly proportional to their strength, influence and power,” Kover said.
“We, representatives of the institutions with the strongest democratic authorisation in the world, i.e. national parliaments, are obligated to take action against any power attempting to corrupt the natural or social order,” Kover said.
The house speaker also said that sustainability should be given as much focus as development, and warned that sustainability involves “the stability of demographic processes, respect for the sovereignty of the state, the continuous improvement of education, reducing social exclusion, managing state debt, stabilising our systems of social security and it also means good governance.”
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