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Mali: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 122253, tabled on 11 January 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of religious freedom in Mali; and what steps the Government is taking to promote and protect the right to freedom of religion or belief in that country.

Answered on

19 January 2018

The Algiers Accord of 2015 – signed between Tuareg-led rebels and the Malian Government - cites respect for religious freedom as one of its core principles. The UK continues to call on all parties to ensure full implementation of the Accord. Additionally, the UK has supported a Community Reconciliation and Peacebuilding Project for the past three financial years, which works with communities in Mali, including mixed faith communities, to promote mutual understanding and reduce conflict.