Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali yesterday morning held talks here with Kabul Mayor Mohammad Daoud Sultanzoy.

According to the Dushanbe mayor’s office, the two noted that Tajikistan and Afghanistan are expanding a multifaceted cooperation and expressed satisfaction with the process of development of friendly relationships and mutually beneficial cooperation.  

Emomali and Daoud Sultanzoy also discussed specific issues related to expansion of the mutually beneficial cooperation between the capitals of the two countries.  

A special focus was reportedly given to the issues of establishment of close ties and dialogue on the exchange of experience of in the field of urban management and infrastructure development, implementation of joint cultural and humanitarian programs and implementation of educational health, tourism and trade development projects. 

Mohammad Daoud Sultanzoy (born September 13, 1952), is an Afghan presenter and politician currently serving as Mayor of Kabul. He was previously elected to represent Ghazni Province in Wolesi Jirga, the lower house of its National Legislature, in 2005.  He is a Pashtun from the Ghilzai tribe. He is fluent in English, and prior to his election he was an airline captain for United Airlines.  He is noteworthy for promoting women's right to vote.

Daoud Sultanzoy graduated from Kabul University with a Bachelor of Science in engineering management in 1973.  He trained as a pilot at the Pan American World Airways Training Center and the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation Training Center. He held an aircraft Airline Transport Pilot diploma (equivalent to MA/MS) and was certified to fly more than eight types of jet aircraft with more than 32000 hours of flying worldwide.

Sultanzoy fought against the Soviet Union and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan in the early 1980s, during the Soviet–Afghan War. After he was wounded, he returned to the United States, where he became a pilot and in management for United Airlines. He actively participated in Afghan political and civil circles during the 1980s and 1990s.  Sultanzoy returned to Afghanistan following the US led invasion in 2001.