The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. Muslim leaders, however, stated that there was discrimination by the government because it did not sign a legal convention with the Muslim community. As a result, this community does not receive financial benefits from the government that other religious communities with such a convention received.
There were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice.
U.S. embassy officials met with government representatives of the Ministry of Religious Affairs to discuss matters related to religious freedom. In addition, embassy staff discussed religious freedom with local community leaders, and organized an interfaith Passover seder and an iftar.