The constitution establishes separation of religion and state and the responsibility of the state to respect and protect legally recognized religious groups. There were no reports of government actions affecting the constitutional provisions for freedom of conscience, religion, and worship.
Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant leaders occasionally met informally to discuss issues of common interest.
There was no permanent U.S. diplomatic presence in the country. U.S. embassy personnel from Dakar met with high-level government officials as well as leaders of various religious communities to promote religious freedom and tolerance.