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confidence-building measure

Any action taken to eliminate or reduce the fear of attack or escalation of conflict between two or more parties, as in international politics, interpersonal communication, business interactions, etc. The term is usually pluralized. The two countries, long on the brink of all-out war, have introduced several confidence-building measures between their governments to facilitate better communication and hopefully avert the need for a military offensive by either side. One of our goals in marriage counseling is to create confidence-building measures between spouses, so that each person learns to communicate their frustrations before they turn into a source of conflict.
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He noted that the parties agreed to develop a package of confidence-building measures including a mechanism for the release of prisoners to include all detainees and prisoners once a permanent ceasefire is in place, to establish a Co-ordination and De-escalation Committee of military advisors from both sides, facilitated by the UN, and to lift all forms of blockade and allow safe and rapid access for humanitarian supplies.
It was said at the meetings that the strengthening of the high political dialogue, the revival of the parliamentary cooperation, the implementation of the confidence-building measures and the migrant crisis cooperation were of interest to both countries.
But it would be preferable if this time and effort were devoted to the talks on an overall settlement rather than sidelining this for the sake of a large-scale confidence-building measure.
The fatwa issued by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei regarding the prohibition of the use of weapons of mass destruction, being a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), as well as the presence of the UN inspectors [in Iran] and the constant monitoring of its nuclear installations are some of the confidence-building measures by Iran," he said.
The statement said they agreed a joint working group will meet on July 19 in Islamabad to discuss ways to facilitate cross-border travel and trade through strengthening, streamlining and effectively implementing existing arrangements, while also considering new confidence-building measures.
India and Pakistan must keep up the dialogue and focus on mutual confidence-building measures irrespective of changing political scenarios.
We C* are open for meaningful discussions on confidence-building measures, without preconditions.
Davutoglu said CICA would work more on confidence-building measures in coming days, and it would increase its meetings on tourism and culture.
We regard as a positive step the decisions to increase trade and the movement of people across the Line of Control in Kashmir, and to develop new confidence-building measures aimed at reducing tensions in the region.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office released a statement following his meeting with US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell saying that "Israel would consider carrying out confidence-building measures towards the Palestinians," reported Beirut daily AN NAHAR, Friday.
The best way of doing it is, as we have seen in so many other conflicts, by starting step-by-step with some confidence-building measures.
Summary: Arch-rivals Greece and Turkey announced Tuesday a series of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing military tensions and improving diplomatic ties between them.
The money is to be spent on five objectives: developing and restructuring of infrastructure; promoting economic and social development; fostering reconciliation, confidence-building measures, and support to civil society; bringing the Turkish Cypriot community closer to the European Union; and preparing the Turkish Cypriot community to introduce and implement the EU's legal order.
Such assistance comes in many forms including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development.