reach an understanding with

reach an understanding with someone

 and come to an understanding (with someone)
to achieve a settlement or an agreement with someone. I hope we are able to reach an understanding with the commissioners. We were able to reach an understanding with Tony.
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During a tour of the southern city of Ashkelon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel would much prefer to reach an understanding with Hamas for a truce in the Gaza Strip, but is at the same preparing a broad campaign "that will surprise everyone."
"If you look at the core of the issue, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) needs to reach an understanding with Iran, not just Saudi Arabia and Iran -- all of us are living in the same neighbourhood and we need to reach an understanding.
As regards the settlement of the Cyprus problem, the Disy leader said, "as the president of a right wing or centre-right party, I can better reach an understanding with the leftist Turkish Cypriot parties."
MNA Shehzadi Umerzadi Tiwana chaired the meeting in which the FIA was also directed to reach an understanding with concerned US departments so that details of users behind such posts could be obtained.FIA had previously informed the committee that 15 users were based in India while two were operating from Pakistan.
Zardari said that in the past for the sake of saving democracy he tried to reach an understanding with the PML-N leader.
"Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah blocked the way before Hariri's initiative when Nasrallah asked Aoun to reach an understanding with MP Sleiman Frangieh and Speaker Nabih Berri -- it's impossible," Janjanian said in an interview with Voice of Lebanon radio station Friday.
In an interview, he hoped to reach an understanding with the Swiss Government soon to get information about such money in their banks under a multi-lateral agreement.
[Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad] Zarif says the world now wants to reach an understanding with Iran based on logic, dialogue and respect.
UN delegation arrives in Anbar ANBAR/ Aswat al-Iraq: Anbar Provincial Council member Mizhir al-Mulla announced today that an UN delegation arrived here to discuss political matters with the demonstrators and to reach an understanding with the central government.
MOSCOW, (SANA) -- Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin on Friday said that the western countries haven't shown readiness to reach an understanding with Moscow over some points of the draft resolution on Syria provided to the UN.
According to Liang, 'We hope the US and Europe can help us join the UNFCCC, and we also hope to reach an understanding with China.'
Competent Authority should attempt to reach an understanding with our major treaty partners regarding recognition of the compensating adjustment mechanism.