multilateral multilateral  /ˌməl tɪ ˈlæ tə rəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having many parts or sides

Usage(s):

  1. That was instrumental in bringing the Soviet Union to the conference table for multilateral disarmament talks.
  2. Adapt the multilateral export control system to address proliferation threats and to ensure the consistent application of export control policies and procedures by member countries.

News

  1. Remarks by President Obama and President Humala of Peru After Bilateral Meeting

    Oval Office 12:16 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA:  I'm very happy to welcome President Humala and his delegation to the Oval Office.  We've been able to work together and interact in a wide range of multilateral forums, but this is the first time that I've been able to have the President here in Washington.  Peru is one of our strongest and most reliable partners in the hemisphere.  We have a strong ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The White House

  2. United States and China Agree to Work Together on Phase Down of HFCs

    Today, President Obama and President Xi agreed on an important new step to confront global climate change. For the first time, the United States and China will work together and with other countries to use the expertise and institutions of the Montreal Protocol to phase down the consumption and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), among other forms of multilateral cooperation. A global phase ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The White House

  3. Report Suggests How to Counter China’s Cyber Espionage

    NEW YORK—A panel to discuss cyber security organized by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) suggested engaging in multilateral negotiations and establishing international rules to deal with China’s cyber espionage targeting the United States. Panelists emphasized the need for the … The post Report Suggests How to Counter China’s Cyber Espionage appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Epoch Times

Quotes

  1. She said: "Multilateral interchange fee agreements such as MasterCard's inflate the cost of card acceptance by retailers. Consumers foot the bill, as they risk paying twice for payment cards: once through annual fees to their bank and a second time...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Neelie Kroes Source: Times Online

  2. If the West is serious about the nuclear swap, the "case can be a multilateral trust-building opportunity for all sides, including Iran," Mottaki said during a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Tehran on Tuesday.
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Manouchehr Mottaki Source: Tehran Times

  3. "If Sudan does not comply ...... the United States will move for the swift adoption of unilateral and multilateral measures" against Khartoum, US ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad said.
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Zalmay Khalilzad Source: Taipei Times

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