Meaning of BILATERAL in English



a bilateral agreement formal (= between two countries or groups )

a bilateral agreement between the UK and Korean governments

a bilateral treaty (= one signed by two countries )

Uzbekistan and Russia signed a bilateral treaty of friendship.

bilateral talks (= involving two groups or countries )

Bilateral talks led to the resumption of diplomatic relations.




A few other countries have adhoc bilateral agreements with particular neighbours.

Trade in agricultural products would be covered by bilateral agreements .

Like the air-quality study, releasing its results also requires bilateral agreement .


Eighty percent of our bilateral aid goes to the poorest countries.

The industrialized world now contributes about $ 1 billion per year through bilateral aid programs to relieve urban congestion.

The rest, the bilateral aid budget, is spent directly by governments in developing countries.

If the Tories were elected Mr Streeter would double the amount of the bilateral aid budget that goes to the charities.

Fifty years of bilateral aid programmes does not seem to have done much to reduce global poverty.


By mutual agreement the talks were expanded to include other bilateral issues .

In his two meetings with President Roh Tae Woo the two leaders discussed a wide range of bilateral issues .


A trade that purports to have been executed in the exchange's competitive trading system is in fact pre-arranged by bilateral negotiation .

Bush suggested that the conference would dissolve into a series of bilateral negotiations , but would be periodically reconvened.

The document envisaged six months of bilateral negotiations over programmes and funding.


Article 6 assumes a series of delimitation agreements between adjacent States allowing for bilateral relationships within the overall multilateral regime.

These serial bilateral relationships are created both by treaties and the operation of rules of customary international law.

While there is no third party mechanism for determining this, the breakdown into bilateral relationships will continue.

The problems between allies could be solved within the bilateral relationship .


Gradually the new global masterplan is falling into place: a series of massive bilateral trade agreements are being struck.

While accounting identities always hold, they say nothing about bilateral trade deficits or surpluses.

They provided for the promotion of bilateral trade and for increased co-operation against drug trafficking.

While differences over duties remain, bilateral trade continues to grow.

Talks centred on increasing bilateral trade and plans for a tunnel or bridge link between the two countries.

Walesa's visit was also intended to boost bilateral trade and cultural exchanges.

For 1991, however, bilateral trade was to be balanced and the two-way total reduced to under US$1,000 million.


The diplomatic channel was generally used, and few bilateral treaties dealt with the subject.

Even bilateral treaties impinge upon non-parties: the distribution of values between two parties can rarely be contained within neatly drawn lines.


bilateral relations between the European Union and the U.S.


Both countries have a stake in using the World Trade Organization and in not allowing trade disputes to poison bilateral relations.

Perhaps then the apparent bilateral representation of language in young children was an artefact.

The act of the directing mind is here unilateral and not consensual and bilateral .

The talks were due to include discussions of measures to reduce tension between the two states and to promote bilateral exchanges.

This is an index of the average of all its bilateral rates, weighted by the pattern of trade with other countries.

While accounting identities always hold, they say nothing about bilateral trade deficits or surpluses.

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