having many parts or sides
Having many sides or points of view.
Involving more than one party (often used in politics to refer to negotiations, talks, or proceedings involving several nations).
having many sides; many-sided
Origin: [Multi- + lateral.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mul-ti-lat′ėr-al, adj. having many sides.
The numerical value of multilateral in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of multilateral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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They would want a multilateral roundtable discussion, probably this year, i do not think anyone is interested in going to war. Although we are allies with America, we will agree to, say, multilateral participation.
One of the most important lessons for the IMF from the Greek program should be that a multilateral institution should not institutionalize special interests of a subset of its membership, the interest of the IMF is not necessarily aligned with the EU/ECB.
What's proposed by China and now joined by many other countries could serve a very useful purpose because we have a massive infrastructure deficit in this country and in our region, a new multilateral bank to fund infrastructure, particularly in our region, could play a really important part for good in the years and decades to come.
The AIIB needs to establish its comparative advantage relative to existing multilateral development banks like the World Bank, ...Compared with the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and other multilateral development banks, the AIIB's advantage lies in its keener understanding of the successful experience and lessons of developing countries' years of development.
Sarkis Izmirlian said in a statement. According to the bankruptcy filing, Baha Mar Ltd sent teams to Beijing three times over the last two months in attempts to salvage an agreement. The bankruptcy filing represents the latest setback for China State Construction, which was banned from participating in World Bank-funded projects for six years starting in January 2009, after the multilateral agency found that China State Construction had colluded in rigging bids for a Philippines road project. According to the bankruptcy filing, China State Construction claims that Baha Mar Ltd has withheld $ 140 million in funds it is owed, an assertion Baha Mar disputes. The Export-Import Bank of China, according to the filing, has refused to release approximately $ 112 million remaining in the $ 2.45 billion loan China Export-Import Bank extended for the project. The Bahamas, a country of about 353,000 people, has an economy heavily dependent on tourism, and Baha Mar Ltd was expected to create 5,000 new jobs when fully operational. The resort's projected annual payroll of $ 130 million would represent about 12 percent of the country's gross domestic product, the developer said in its court filing. It's an absolute disaster.
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