The constitution provides for freedom of religion and affirms “the State supports no religion.” Legal statutes prohibit discrimination based on religion.
The Christian-Jewish Council met regularly to promote interfaith understanding. Activities included outreach to other religious groups and sponsorship of and participation in conferences and meetings related to religious freedom and understanding. In September the Board for Interreligious Dialogue held its sixth annual forum to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Participants in the event promoted interfaith understanding and respect for different religious values.
U.S. embassy officials met with the government and religious leaders to promote religious freedom and tolerance.