confidence-building measure

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.
See also: measure
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian parliamentary officials said Tehran is ready to give a proportionately positive response to any confidence-building measure that the the western powers take in the upcoming Geneva meeting between the two sides.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian diplomat said that Tehran has continued cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as part of its confidence-building measure which is aimed at displaying the peaceful nature of its nuclear program to the world.
If we cannot receive such a concession from them, this confidence-building measure of ours will remain unanswered similar to the past that our confidence-building steps, such as sincere cooperation and voluntary implementation of the additional protocol, were not reciprocated (by the West).
18 (ANI): As a part of a confidence-building measure, V P Mahawar, Director (Onshore) visited NQ Production Platform and Rig.
As a confidence-building measure in support of the formal process, Im happy to say that the conference succeeded in promoting the emphasis on an outcomes-based process that the German Chairperson-in-Office and our international partners believe is a precondition for progress, concluded Ambassador Meier-Klodt.
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.
Iran as a confidence-building measure will not further expand its activities in Arak, Natanz and Fordo in the next six months, but (uranium) enrichment below five percent and production of the relevant enriched material in Fordo and Natanz will continue as before.
In theory, this aid is meant to be a confidence-building measure for those operating under the theory that a stable Palestinian economy (despite World Bank fears that it is too heavily reliant on foreign aid) will keep moderates in the West Bank in charge and stem the influence of Hamas.
We also discussed bringing together countries that have tension with each other in a joint platform, and creating a confidence-building measure structure from base to the top," he said.
Concluding the meeting, Guterres expressed his "appreciation for the constructive discussion and the full commitment of all participants for the continuation and success of the establishment of confidence-building measure.
Days before his death, Capps circulated a letter among lawmakers urging Chinese President Jiang Zemin to release political dissident Wei Jingsheng as a ``positive confidence-building measure.
Media reports said that the Taliban and the army exchanged prisoners as a confidence-building measure ahead of possible peace talks.
Poonch -- Flourishing cross border trade between India and Pakistan provides an impetus to people-to-people contact and gives boost to the confidence-building measure in Jammu and Kashmir.
He explained: "The IRA statement represents a real reduction in the level of threat and includes both a significant confidence-building measure and an unprecedented commitment to put arms beyond use.
The bus service - the first between the uneasy neighbours in 51 years - is seen as a confidence-building measure aimed at improving relations between Pakistan and India.