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. Implementation of Christian-oriented educational policies demonstrated a clear government preference for Christian ideology and teachings.
There were occasional reports of societal discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. Prominent societal leaders emphasized the country’s Christian principles in public statements.
The embassy discussed religious freedom with the government and maintained contacts with representatives of the country’s various religious groups.