Foreign Secretary's Easter message

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign Secretary William Hague has sent warm wishes to those around the world celebrating Easter.

“I would like to send warm wishes to all of those around the world celebrating Easter, along with my hope that it will be a peaceful, happy and contemplative time for their families.

“Too many people continue to struggle for religious and other freedoms in many countries, and we still see unacceptable examples of religious intolerance, including against Christians. During this Easter period, we remember those still struggling for their rights across the globe. The effective promotion of human rights remains at the heart of our foreign policy and I am determined we shall remain a strong voice standing up against all discrimination on the basis of religion, faith or belief.”