The constitution and laws prohibit religious discrimination and allow citizens to observe their own religious practices and to change religions without interference from the government or members of other religious groups. Religious groups have to register with the government to receive tax and other benefits.
Intermarriage among religious groups was common and accepted. The Inter-Religious Council (IRC), composed of Christian and Muslim leaders, worked with associations representing Christian and Muslim religious groups to promote interfaith harmony.
The U.S. embassy promoted religious freedom with the government and with nongovernmental organizations, including the IRC and the Council of Imams.