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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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Regarding a second confidence-building measure reached by the two leaders on Tuesday, that of the return to the Turkish Cypriot sidevisual and audio recordings of Turkish Cypriot artists stored by the state broadcaster CyBC, Vassiliou said that these recordings concern theatre plays that included the participation of Turkish Cypriot musicians.
The Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia was initiated on 5 October 1992 by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The confidence-building measures may be symbolic yet they are highly significant in many areas.
The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) had previously urged the Sudanese government to speed up efforts to implement the confidence-building measures agreed upon including release of all political prisoners and convicts and allowing public liberties.
I think we need to strictly abide by earlier reached agreements and to make utmost efforts to strengthen confidence-building measures in our region.
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.
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.
The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan ended two days of talks in New Delhi on Thursday, having resolved to fight terrorism and boost confidence-building measures between the two South Asian archrivals.
India and Pakistan must keep up the dialogue and focus on mutual confidence-building measures irrespective of changing political scenarios.
New York, July 3 (Petra) -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on Israel to take confidence-building measures to resume peace talks with the Palestinians.
Davutoglu said CICA would work more on confidence-building measures in coming days, and it would increase its meetings on tourism and culture.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office released a statement following his meeting with US special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell saying that "Israel would consider carrying out confidence-building measures towards the Palestinians," reported Beirut daily AN NAHAR, Friday.
"The best way of doing it is, as we have seen in so many other conflicts, by starting step-by-step with some confidence-building measures."
Summary: Arch-rivals Greece and Turkey announced Tuesday a series of confidence-building measures aimed at reducing military tensions and improving diplomatic ties between them.