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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That will be the biggest confidence-building measure," said Azad, a former chief minister of the state.
Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) has served as a confidence-building measure and to help the local population.
The secure transport, storage and insuring of the artworks to be returned to the Greek Cypriot side under a confidence-building measure reached by the two leaders are to be discussed with the government and UN, the co-president of the Bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, Androulla Vassiliou, said on Thursday.
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.
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."
Co-president of the Bicommunal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage Androulla Vassiliou said on Wednesday she was in the possession of a preliminary list of artworks to be returned to the Greek Cypriot side under a confidence-building measure reached by the two leaders on Tuesday.
They reviewed the military and security confidence-building measures in Asia Pacific region and gave suggestions for enhancing military and security confidence-building measure in Asia Pacific Region.
In return, Iran will reciprocate with a series of confidence-building measures. 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.
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.
Addressing the regular press briefing of international media at the UN Dujarric said: "The two leaders decided to implement the confidence-building measure regarding mobile phone interoperability in order to facilitate greater interaction between the two communities."
Director Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) Amir Rana said CPEC would prove as a confidence-building measure among the regional countries.
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.
Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci agreed on Tuesday to link the two sides' mobile telephony networks, a confidence-building measure decided in 2015 but never implemented, as well as a number of other CBMs, including the exchange of cultural works and mine clearance.
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.