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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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Speaking at a conference on non-proliferation in Brussels, late Thursday, Nabeela Al-Mulla, who attended by a special invitation, said that "for us in the Gulf a more important confidence building measure is for Iran to be party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety because we are concerned about the safety of the nuclear reactors in the region.
A ceasefire has been in effect on the LoC since 2003, which Pakistan and India brought about as a confidence building measure.
New Delhi, Safar 24, 1433, Jan 18, 2012, SPA - In a major confidence building measure, India and China on Tuesday signed an agreement for setting up a mechanism to avert any untoward incident on border.
So I asked him to come and watch the concert with me, as a confidence building measure," he said.
October 14 2011 (TUR) -- Meetings of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measure in Asia (CICA) will take place in western province of Izmir.
This is a Confidence Building Measure (CBM) by the prime ministers of the two countries.
As a confidence building measure in Jammu and Kashmir, the strength of the
Islamabad, July 19 ( ANI ): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed the hope that the resumption of bilateral cricketing ties between Pakistan and India would prove to be a formidable confidence building measure.
1 BACKGROUND The Confidence Building Measures programme (CBM) IV under the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) 2013 is the successor to the programme CBM III (ENPI 2011).
President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will meet on Thursday and could announce confidence building measures if they come to an agreement.
The President said confidence building measures and peaceful resolution of disputes would help achieve the objectives of collective security.
The region is unprepared for own security risks, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said in his contribution at the Fourth Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures on May 21 in Shanghai.
I am confident it is high time to create an effective Organization for Security and Development in Asia based on the CICA," President Nazarbayev said in a keynote address at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) being held here.
Karzai said this while addressing the two-day Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia that concluded in Shanghai on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by Aimal Faizi, the presidential spokesman.
TAE[currency]KENT (CyHAN)- Uzbek President Islam Karimov has arrived in China today to attend a meeting of the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), the Uzbek national news agency (UzA) reported on May 20.