The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. The trend in the government’s respect for religious freedom did not change significantly during the year.
There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.
The U.S. ambassador and embassy representatives discussed religious freedom with the government. The embassy engaged regularly with key religious leaders to discuss religious freedom. Embassy officials also met regularly with the newly revived National Human Rights Commission and often discussed religious freedom during these meetings.