Iraq: Religious Freedom:Written question - 291143

Asked by Eddie Hughes
(Walsall North)

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Asked on: 25 September 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Iraq: Religious Freedom
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role his Department is playing in promoting religious diversity in Iraq.
Answered by: Dr Andrew Murrison
Answered on: 30 September 2019

​The UK is committed to promoting and protecting the right to Freedom of Religion or Belief across Iraq. The importance of religious tolerance and diversity was a major subject of discussion during the visit of Iraqi President, Barham Salih, to the UK in June, and in my meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Ali Al-Hakim on 25 June. To support the return of displaced members of Iraq's Christian communities, we have committed £23.15 million to the UN's Funding Facility for Stabilisation which is helping Iraq to rebuild territory, including predominately Christian areas, liberated from Daesh.

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