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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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While addressing the 'Public-Private Dialogue forum on Pakistan, Afghanistan Transit and Trade' organized by USAID and Sarhad Chamber of Commerce, he urged governments on both the sides to segregate business and trade ties from political and security tensions, and suggested that Pak-Afghan trade, both bilateral and transit, needs rejuvenation and appropriate confidence building measures may be instilled for removing deep-rooted mistrust in Pak-Afghan relationship that is not only hampering political dialogue but also significantly impacting the economic transition between both the countries.
Mehbooba said political leadership in New Delhi and within the State must jointly work towards initiating the confidence building measures to respond to the people's innermost yearning for peace with dignity.
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.
The ongoing negotiations which aim to reunify Cyprus deserve the attention and support of the United States and the European Union, including funding for confidence building measures to promote peace in Cyprus US Senator and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez has said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani plans to visit China in mid-May to participate in the 4th Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).
to strengthen the confidence building measures, head of the EU office in Baku Roland Kobia said at the press conference on Wednesday.
The Indian minister on Friday night held meetings with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf with whom he discussed a whole range of issues including the confidence building measures.
The foreign affairs ministry announced that a meeting of Pakistan-India Working Group on Cross-LoC confidence building measures will be held in Islamabad on Thursday.
ISTANBUL, November 02, 2011(TUR) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday that they announced an "Istanbul process" foreseeing concrete mechanisms including comprehensive confidence building measures in regard to regional security and cooperation for Afghanistan.