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Rwanda: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 134396, tabled on 27 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Rwandan Government on freedom of religion in that country.

Answered on

4 April 2018

‚ÄčI have not made representations to the Rwandan Foreign Minister specifically about freedom of religion in Rwanda.

The British Government, through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and DFID, speaks candidly with the Government of Rwanda about human rights, freedom of expression and governance. We regularly engage them at the highest levels, particularly regarding civil and political rights and domestic accountability. DFID has signed a Development Partnership Agreement to hold the Government of Rwanda more strongly to account. This includes a series of commitments by the Government of Rwanda on promoting poverty reduction, human rights and good governance.