Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD)
Coopération régionale de développement (CRD)
21 July 1964, Ankara (Turkey), by the governments of Iran, Pakistan and Turkey, as a parallel organization to Central Treaty Organization (CENTO). Commenced operations, 1965, with permanent secretariat in Teheran (Iran Islamic Rep). Redefined on adoption of Treaty of Ismir at summit, 21-28 Apr 1976, Izmir (Turkey). This agreement remained unratified because of uncertainties in regional and international arenas. RCD was dormant from 1976 to 1984. It was replaced, 27-29 Jan 1985, by Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).
Ensure free or freer movement of goods through trade agreements; formulate and implement joint projects; undertake studies for construction and improvement of rail and road links; improve air transport and maritime transport services in the region and investigate possible joint ventures in these fields.Available with paid subscription only.
South and West Asia Postal Union (SWAPU), set up 1987, was proposed within the framework of RCD, to commence activities from Jan 1977, but was postponed when RCD ceased to exist. Set up: ECO Insurance Centre; Middle East Technical University (METU).
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