Regional Cooperation for Development

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Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD) or Organization for Regional Cooperation and Development (ORCD) [1] was a multi-governmental organization which was originally established on the 21st of July 1964 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, regional members of the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), to allow socio-economic development of the member states. [2] In 1979, this organization was dissolved. It was replaced by Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in 1985. Seven new members were added: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.

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Joint Stamp Issues

From 1965 to 1979, the three nations jointly issued stamps. These depicted personalities: Shah of Iran, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Mohammad Ali Jinnah; arts, buildings, world heritage sites including Moenjodaro and landscapes including Lake Saiful Muluk, Kaghan Valley, Pakistan. [3]

References

  1. Joseph A. Kechichian (30 December 2012). "Central Treaty Organization". Encyclopaedia Iranica v3. pp. 259–260. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  2. Yeşilbursa, Behçet Kemal (22 July 2009). "The Formation of RCD: Regional Cooperation for Development". Middle Eastern Studies. 45 (4): 637–660. doi:10.1080/00263200903009759.
  3. "Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD)". My Philatelic World blog. February 2010. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.