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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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The Indian government has announced a host of confidence-building measures, including relaxation of visa restrictions ahead of the summit, but the Pakistan government has said all such measures must flow from the meeting of the two leaders.
The Iranian minister further said that the West has no way out but to interact with Iran, and stated, "For interaction, confidence-building measures should be taken.
Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia.
FNA dispatches said that the Iranian team have asked for confidence-building measures by the western parties to the talks.
I am considering announcing confidence-building measures, even unilaterally, in order to send a clear message that I mean what I say -- namely, that my aim is a solution to the Cyprus problem as soon as possible," he said.
Summary: Two-day talks between Turkey and Greece are part of confidence-building measures launched in 2010 to improve relations between Aegean neighbours.
High-level delegations of 14 process participating countries, 16 supporting countries, 12 international organizations, including United Nations, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Collective Security Treaty Organization, NATO, Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, Aga Khan Development Network, are participating in the event.
September 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) -- The European Union (EU) ambassadors in Khartoum have welcomed the release of the Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) leader, Ibrahim al-Sheikh, and National Umma Party (NUP) deputy chairman, Meriam al-Mahdi, as part of the necessary confidence-building measures mentioned in the Addis Ababa framework agreement.
President Mamnoon Hussain stated this while addressing the 4th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, in Shanghai on Wednesday.
by Pajhwok reporter on 21 May, 2014 - 19:21 KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said terrorism, a threat to peace and stability in the region, could be overcome through confidence-building measures, mutual respect for each other's territorial integrity and honest cooperation among states.
DELEGATED by His Majesty King Hamad, Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa headed to China yesterday to attend the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.
In return, Iran will reciprocate with a series of confidence-building measures.
TAHRAN (CyHAN)- In a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Josip Leko in Zagreb on Thursday, Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted Iran's confidence-building measures to address the concerns over its nuclear energy activities, PressTV reported.
22 ( ANI ): The Defence Secretary-level talks between India and China are expected to focus on enhancing confidence-building measures (CBMs).
Lavrov made these remarks at the ministerial meeting on interaction and confidence-building measures in Asia, which was launched today at the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana.