The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. The government did not demonstrate a trend toward either improvement or deterioration in respect for and protection of the right to religious freedom.
There were no reports of significant societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.
The U.S. embassy actively promoted religious freedom as part of its overall efforts to advance human rights and civil liberties. Embassy officials consulted with government officials and local church leaders regarding religious freedom.