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Ministerial meeting of the International Religious Freedom Alliance

17.11.2020

On 17 November, Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau took part in a ministerial meeting of the International Religious Freedom Alliance.

H.E. Mr Zbigniew Rau, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. 2020 Ministerial to Advance Freedom of Religion or Belief.

During the meeting organised by the United States in the form of a video conference, Minister Rau noted that protecting those persecuted on the basis of religion is of particular interest to Poland on international stage and we will continue our efforts in this domain. The minister highlighted it was Poland’s initiative to designate 22 August as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The day was established by the UN General Assembly resolution.

The Religious Freedom Alliance is an international initiative which aims at major engagement and fostering greater awareness of the extent of persecution based on religion or belief worldwide. The Alliance was launched in February 2020. Poland joined the initiative at the moment of its establishment. Currently, it brings together 32 states representing all geographical regions of the world. The participation in the Alliance’s work is compatible with Poland’s foreign policy goal of promoting and protecting freedom of religion or belief.

 

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Photo: Gabriel Piętka / MFA