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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF TAJIKISTAN PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
(Based on information received from the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
Sirodjidin Mukhridinovich Aslov, the new Permanent Representative of Tajikistan to the United Nations, presented his credentials this afternoon to UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan.
Since 2004, Mr. Aslov has been Tajikistan’s First Deputy Foreign Minister, and from 2002 to 2004, he served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. From 1996 to 2004, he served as his country’s permanent representative on the Aral Sea Fund’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Aslov spent 16 years (1980-1996) with Tajikistan’s Ministry of Environment, including a one-year term (1995-1996) as the Deputy Chief of the Hydrometeorological Service.
In 2004 and 2005, Mr. Aslov served as Tajikistan’s Coordinator to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He is the author of three monographs and some 40 articles on the environment and hydrometeorological issues, including on the monitoring of Tajikistan’s Lake Sarez, and regional cooperation in transboundary rivers.
Born in February 1964, Mr. Aslov is married and has four children. He speaks English, Russian and Persian.
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