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. embassy actively promoted religious freedom. Embassy staff consulted with government officials and local religious group leaders regarding religious freedom and attended the opening of the country’s first mosque.