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.

Joint Stamp Issues[edit]

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]


  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.

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