On 20 September 2016 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan H. E. Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov has participated at the General Debates of the 71st session of UNGA
On 20 September 2016 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov has met with the Under-Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights at the U.S. State Department Ms. Sara Sewall.
During the meeting, the parties have discussed the current situation and perspectives of bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Tajikistan and the US in different spheres.
Meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan with the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria
On 19 September 2016 in New York on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly the Tajik Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov held talks with the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz.
During the meeting, the parties have exchanged views on topical issues of bilateral and multilateral relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Austria.
Participation in the United Nations General Assembly, High-level meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants
On 19 September 2016 on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, has participated in the UN General Assembly High-level meeting to address the large movements of refugees and migrants and delivered a speech during one of the roundtables of the above event.
While talking about the problems and challenges of labor migration in Tajikistan, the Minister in particular has noted the necessity of taking joint effort at all levels for improvement of the regulation of migration processes, especially adaptation and integration of labor migrants in host countries, as well as in combating illegal migration.
Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Nicaragua
On 30 March 2016 in New York there was held a signing ceremony of the Joint Communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Nicaragua.
The Joint Communiqué was signed by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the UN H.E. Mr. Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov and the Deputy Minister of Foreign affairs/Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nicaragua to the UN H.E. Mrs. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro.
Statement of the Permanent Representative of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov at an official ceremony in celebration of the International Day of Nowruz
Distinguished President of the General Assembly,
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
At the outset, let me join my previous distinguished colleagues in congratulating each and every one of you on the occasion of the celebration of International Day of Nowruz, an ancient festival marking the first day of spring and renewal of nature. The word itself invokes colorful images which are sumptuous, elegant, and opulent as well as delightfully simple, refreshing, and cordial.
The celebration of Nowroz, according to some legends, started 5500 years ago in the lands of Shumers although some scientists and poets like Al-Beruni, Firdausi and Khayom accredit it, in their writings to the times of King Jamshid (forth king of Peshdodiyan dynasty). This joyous occasion provided an opportunity for the people to cherish their rich heritage and enjoy the company of family and friends in anticipation of happiness and blessings in the year ahead, encouraged young and old, to purify their thoughts and spirit.
The uniqueness of Nowruz is that, it starts on a unique moment each time on or around the time of the March equinox (21 March or the previous/following day depending on where it is observed), that has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth in the Northern Hemisphere. Nowruz in New York this year fell at March 20, 2016 at 12:30:12 am.
On 7 March 2016, in Jakarta, the Fifth Extraordinary OIC Summit on Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif was held. The Head of Tajikistan delegation, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirodjidin Aslov, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan has delivered a speech and extended a stance of Tajikistan regarding the topic of the Summit.
In his speech the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan has supported efforts of the Government and the people of Palestine to achieve international recognition and called upon peaceful settlement of existing disputes based on the norms of international law.