Tuesday, June 16, 2009
1st Anniversary of 3rd Meeting of the ECO Postal Authorities. (2007-7)
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the Member States.2. ECO is the successor organization of Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD), which remained in existence from 1964 to 1979.3. In 1992, the Organization was expended to include seven new members, namely, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Republic of Uzbekistan.4. The ECO region is full of bright trading prospects. Despite its young age, ECO has developed into thriving regional organization. Its international stature is growing. Nevertheless,, the organization faces un-daunting challenges with respect to realization of its objectives and goals. Most importantly, the region is lacking in appropriate infrastructure and institutions which the Organization is seeking to develop, on priority basis, to make fy11 use of the available resources in the region.5. Over the past 12 years the member states have been collaborating to accelerate the pace of regional development through their common endeavors. Besides sharing cultural and historic affinities, they have been able to use the existing infrastructure and business links to further fortify their resolve to transfer their hopes and aspirations into a tangible reality. ECO has embarked on several projects in priority sectors of its cooperation including energy, trade, transportation, agriculture drug control & industry.6 To commemorate the third meeting of ECO Postal Authorities held in Istanbul Turkey on 22 September, 2006 Pakistan Post is issuing a common Stamp on September 22, 2007.On the Eve of First Anniversary of 3rd Meeting of the ECO Postal Authorities, a Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs. 10/- denomination issued by Pakistan Post on September 22, 2007.TERMS OF SALEThe Commemorative Postage stamps will be available for sale from September 22, 2007 at all important Post Offices in the country.Overseas orders for Stamps, First Day of Issue Covers and Leaflets should be addressed to the Manager, Philatelic Bureau Karachi GPO or the Manager, National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO, accompanied by a Bank Draft or Crossed Cheque encashable in Pakistan.