On Monday Belgian PM Charles Michel is expected in Marrakech for a UN meeting on the compact. Earlier the Belgian parliament voted a resolution calling on the government to endorse the compact. Mr Michel has always said that he will represent the wishes of parliament.
Despite their opposition to the compact N-VA ministers remain in the cabinet. N-VA leader Bart De Wever says: "We cannot accept the compact. We're not going to change our minds. We're asking our partners to be flexible."
Mr De Wever does not want the Belgian government to collapse as a result of this controversy.