bilateral bilateral  /baɪ ˈlæ tə rəl/


  1. (adj) affecting or undertaken by two parties
  2. (adj) having two sides or parts
  3. (adj) having identical parts on each side of an axis


  1. Because of that, she says, France has applied the bilateral accord the way it would to any single French national adopting Dutch nationality: by revoking French citizenship.
  2. Both countries have claimed the islands as their own for more than a century, and in recent weeks the historic squabble has leapt once more to the forefront of bilateral relations.


  1. Fact Sheet: United States and the Russian Federation Sign New Bilateral Framework on Threat Reduction

    On June 14, the United States and the Russian Federation signed a new bilateral framework on threat reduction that reinforces our longstanding partnership on nonproliferation.  This new framework builds upon the success of the 1992 Agreement between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Concerning the Safe and Secure Transportation, Storage and Destruction of Weapons and the ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The White House

  2. Joint Statement by the Presidents of the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Enhanced Bilateral ...

    The United States of America and the Russian Federation reaffirm their readiness to intensify bilateral cooperation based on the principles of mutual respect, equality, and genuine respect for each other’s interests. Guided by this approach, today we reached an understanding on a positive agenda for relations between our countries that encompasses the strategically important issues of arms ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The White House

  3. Germany, Greece to discuss help for Greek small companies

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will discuss setting up a bilateral programme to help small and medium-sized companies in Greece, as it has done with Spain, at a meeting in Athens, Finance Minister Wolfgang ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance


  1. Last night, Mr Brown described Britain's ties to the US as "our single most important bilateral relationship", adding: "Because of the values we share, the relationship with the United States is not only strong but can become stronger in the...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  2. Clinton called Netanyahu "to make clear the United States considered the announcement a deeply negative signal about Israel's approach to the bilateral relationship and counter to the spirit of the vice president's trip," Crowley said.
    on Mar 12, 2010 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Washington Post

  3. "We will be imposing a freeze on all other official bilateral business with Iran until this situation is resolved," Beckett said in a statement in the House of Commons.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: Xinhua

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