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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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KARACHI, January 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): US Ambassador Anne W Patterson on Thursday again made it clear that dialogue process must not be halted between Pakistan and India adding Confidence Building Measures are need of the hour.
ISTANBUL, May 12, 2010 (TUR) -- Istanbul will host the "Summit of Southeast European Countries Heads of State and Government", "Third Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Turkish Arabic Business Cooperation Forum" and "Third Summit of the Conference on Cooperation and Confidence Building Measures in Asia" in June, 2010.
Official Sources say that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's telephonic contact with his Indian Counterpart SM Krishna regarding Confidence Building Measures and enhancing Pak-India relations and dialogue process will also be brought to the notice of the participants during the course of the meeting.
The statement said, "Turkey attaches great importance to restoration of lasting peace and stability in the Balkans and considers consultation mechanisms in question as confidence building measures to reach this goal.
KARACHI, January 07, 2010 (Frontier Star): US Ambassador Anne W Patterson on Thursday again made it clear that dialogue process must not be halted between Pakistan and India adding Confidence Building Measures are need of the hour.
ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2009 (Frontier Star): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday again made it clear to the US Command to create atmosphere of confidence Building Measures rather than lambasting Pakistan with baseless and fabricated allegations in war against terrorism.
ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2011 (Frontier Star): Pakistan and India under the resumption of bilateral talks will have conventional and nuclear confidence building measures on December 26 and 27 here in the Federal Capital.
ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday again made it clear to the US Command to create atmosphere of confidence Building Measures rather than lambasting Pakistan with baseless and fabricated allegations in war against terrorism.
Foreign Secretary of India Nirupama Rao and Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Salman Bashir reviewed the resumed dialogue last month in Islamabad and will firm up deliverables for the political leadership to announce on Wednesday, including new confidence building measures for Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD -- President Mamnoon Hussain will represent Pakistan in the two day Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) to be held in Shanghai from May 20.
Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu has invited president Nicos Anastasiades to attend the Deep Purple concert in the north together, as part of the confidence building measures.
Britain, he said, must agree to no pre-conditions, a suggested time frame of six months and confidence building measures such as demilitarisation, prisoners, and equal treatment for nationalists.
Speaking at the first plenary session of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), the President of Kazakhstan noted the features of the modern world order.
February 4, 2009 (PARIS) -- The Justice and Equality Movement and the joint peace mediator today held a meeting in the Chadian capital, Ndjamena to discuss a roadmap for the peace process particularly confidence building measures.
Moreover it urged them to prioritise, in the context of the confidence building measures, the protection of the natural environment of Cyprus as a whole (unified ecology).