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International Contact Group to devise strategies to protect religious freedom

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Religious Freedom0Washington DC: Representatives from 18 countries will participate in a meeting of the International Contact Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief (ICG) at the department of State here on Friday to devise strategies to promote and protect religious freedom, to look for areas of coordination and cooperation, and to develop reinforcing strategies and tactics.

US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein and Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South and Central Asia Knox Thames, in cooperation with Andrew Bennett, former Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Global Affairs, will co-host the meeting.

The meeting will bring together like-minded people. The platform will be used by Saperstein and Thames to share ideas about ways the ICG can effectively promote religious freedom in the coming year by identifying areas for constructive engagement through coordination of activities and communications.

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