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  • n  the property of being symmetrical about a vertical plane

  • But, most awkwardly, the opening snarl reminded everybody of the ubiquitous bilateralism that Geneva was supposed to suppressin favor of freer multilateral trade in a world .
  • Under Nixon, Bonn anticipates a tougher stance regarding the Soviet Union, a shift from Washington-Moscow bilateralism back to the NATO alliance and a renewed interest in Europe .
  • The Anglo-American negotiators agreed to do as much as they could to break down bilateralism and expand world markets.

  • Natasha Hamilton in
    I expect bilateralism will continue to rule the day on concrete negotiations,said Natasha Hamilton, political analyst at the National University of Singapore. "I very much doubt any ASEAN member would want to be tied down to the group's...
  • Rodrigo de Rato in Bangkok Post
    The stakes are too high to accept failure, Rato said, adding that failure to reach an agreement was feeding "a growing inclination towards at best bilateralism and at worst protectionism."
  • Pervez Musharraf in Sify
    Musharraf said his country has pursued the peace process with India with "complete sincerity, giving bilateralism a final chance."

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