10 Highlights From First-Ever State Dept. Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Worldwide

9. Kazakhstan

Delegates from 80 foreign nations participate in the first-ever U.S. State Department Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom at the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C. on July 26, 2018. | (Photo:

Kazakhstan is also labeled by USCIRF as a Tier 2 country of concern and had a delegation in attendance at the ministerial.

While many foreign delegations didn't directly address whether they would support the call to action in their speeches, Kazakhstan's delegate voiced its solidarity with the Potomac Plan of Action.

"We are confident that implementation of these documents will be strongly supported by [the] international community in promoting religious freedom worldwide," a delegate from Kazakhstan said during a plenary session.

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