On 25 February 2016 in New York there was held a working meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan  Sirodjidin Aslov with the members of the Steering Committee of the Water Friends Group (Deputy State Secretary of Hungary on international cooperation Zoltan Adamand, Permanent Representatives of Switzerland, Finland, and Thailand).

During the meeting there have been discussed the global water agenda issues, including the issue of promotion of the new initiative by the Republic of Tajikistan on proclamation of the International Decade “Water for Sustainable Development”.