Washington D.C., Feb 26, 2019 / 17:17 pm
The U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom has applauded Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for showing a willingness to improve in the area of religious liberty, while recognizing that significant steps forward are still needed.
Ambassador Sam Brownback told the Associated Press that he met with Pakistan's foreign minister on a tour of the Middle East last week, discussing U.S. concerns about religious freedom in the nation.
"They've had a lot of difficulties as a nation on this topic on religious freedom so what I was there for was to talk about changing," Brownback said.
He said the foreign minister intends to designate an official to take the lead on the concerns raised by the United States, and that the nation shows a "desire to change" for the better.