The Dalai Lama has warned that Europe could become ‘Muslim or African’ if refugees who have been taken in are not then sent back to their home countries.
The Buddhist spiritual leader, who has been living as a refugee in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959, said only a ‘limited number’ of migrants should be allowed to remain.
During an interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama added that refugees who have fled to Europe should be given skills before being returned.
He said Europe was under an obligation to take in those who needed help, but ultimately they should be returned to their homelands.
The 83-year-old said: ‘European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training, and the aim is – return to their own land with certain skills.’