The Buddhist spiritual leader , the Dalai Lama has said that Europe must accept migrants, educate them and make them return to develop their own countries with the skills acquired.
He says Europe can easily become Muslim or African if migrants are not sent back to their home countries after acquiring skills to develop their nations of origin.
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 in Europe or else it will be for Muslims and Africans.
“European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training, and the aim is return to their own land with certain skills,” he was quoted as saying.
“A limited number is OK, but the whole of Europe [will] eventually become Muslim country, African country – impossible.”
Last year in Sweden, he was also quoted as saying refugees should return to help rebuilt their own countries.
“Receive them [migrants], help them, educate them, but ultimately they should develop their own country. I think Europe belongs to the Europeans.”
EU figures from last year state around 4.4 per cent of the bloc’s 512 million population are non-EU citizens.
The statistics said that 2.4 million migrants entered the EU from non-EU countries in 2017.
The Buddhist monk has made India his home since fleeing the capital Lhasa in 1959 during the Tibetan uprising.