On 22 September 2016 in the UN Headquarters H.E. Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan has met with H.E. Mr. Philippe Douste-Blazy, Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on innovative financing for development.
During the meeting, Philippe Douste-Blazy has requested to support his candidacy for the post of Director-General of the World Health Organization. He noted that if elected to this body, the Central Asian region, including Tajikistan would become one of the priority areas of his activity.