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Nigeria: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 110388, tabled on 30 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with to his Nigerian counterpart on the role of the International Centre of Interfaith, Peace and Harmony in promoting an end to religious violence in that country.

Answered on

7 November 2017

​We regularly discuss security and the underlying causes of violence, including religious and community tensions, with members of the Nigerian government. The Foreign Secretary has not raised the work of this particular Centre with his Nigerian counterpart.

Interfaith groups undoubtedly have an important role to play in reducing conflict and building bridges between communities. We will continue to work with the Nigerian government, non-governmental organisations and civil society to improve the security situation and human rights for all in Nigeria.