Friday , January 22 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wanted to sign, but the interior shouted

A four-page report received some Chilean Vamos parliamentarians three weeks ago after asking the government of Sebastian Piñera for further information on the United Nations Global Migration Pact that Chile finally decided not to sign. The document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – according to deputies, had access to the text – was found that the Charter was not "risky" and that it would finally be signed. Therefore, the surprise of many when it is Sunday Interior Minister, Rodrigo Ubilla, announced that Chile would not sign it.

"There were two technical statements: one from the chancellor and another from the interior. And it is reasonable for the management to adopt one of the two positions, and in this case the criterion of interior is applicable, which is the responsibility for the migration problem. We did not know the content of what Ubilla Ubilla traveled Sunday and today we have several minutes in which they have expanded on the government's attitude to this issue, "said RN president, Mario Desbordesa The third PM.

In that sense, it is explained that the chancellor Roberto Ampuero I was going to talk about the subject this morning from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. While this happened, in La Moneda, the traditional Monetary Policy Committee was held, where at least representatives of RN and Evopoli should ask the government about what they call "a communication error". This because, in addition to the differences between the two portfolios, parliamentarians, mainly the opposition, questioned that the government has made a decision without warning and even changed positions at the last minute.

"Although it is not a legally binding agreement, Chile will not hold on to anything that can be used against it in international courts and it threatens the sovereignty of the state of Chile," said Ampuero, trying to show only one position from the government. Heard of the fact that Interior announced that the decision said "for a very simple thing because Migration has to do with people who enter the country and it is a policy in the sense that there is entry."

The government's decision triggered a wave of criticism from the opposition with particular zeal for Ubilla's statements on Sundays. Until then, the words of the former president and now the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, added – without mentioning the Chilean decision – thanks to the signatory states. "I thank all states members to adopt the Global Compact for Migration on Human Rights Day. The agreement is a strong commitment to protect human rights for all immigrants everywhere, "he wrote on his Twitter account.

The concern of the MPs about the signing of the Charter came a few weeks ago when some sectors of the "extreme right" began to make the issue public. In fact, former presidential candidate José Antonio Kast and columnist Teresa Marinovic had since December in December via social networks called on Chile not to sign the UN Charter.

Lost in Morocco

"I found out the press," said Sen. RN Manuel José Ossandón on La Moneda's decision not to sign the Pact. The former presidential candidate was part of the Chilean delegation – together with the independent Senator Ximena Ordenes and PPD deputy Andrea Parra – went to the capital Morocco, Rabat, to participate in the interparliamentary forum on migration organized by the Interparliamentary Union, created as a "former meeting" for the appointment today in Marrakech, where the migration pact was ratified by acclamation. Yesterday when they landed in Chile around 10 o'clock in the morning, the three parliamentarians learned about the government's decision through the newspapers.

"The government can have a legitimate attitude to the question, but it was a mistake in time. There was never any kind of repair, observation or change. We were ad ported of what happens in Marrakech, and this decision was made with very little expectation. This leaves Chile in a very poor position in the international context, "said Senator Órdenes.

The three parliamentarians say they did not know the government's decision not to sign the migration pact and that even Chile's ambassador to Morocco, Alex Geiger, was not aware of the decision. In fact, they add that even the ambassador was signing the pact, something that coincides with the first position of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the subject.

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