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reach an understanding

To achieve some state of mutual agreement (with someone) about something, especially after a period of discussion, debate, negotiation, etc. I've reached an understanding with my ex-wife about how we'll handle raising the kids. We've tried to be diplomatic with the other party during these negotiations, but we're finding it possible to reach an understanding.
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July 20, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The African mediator, Mohamed El Hacen Labbet, Saturday called on the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) leaders, to reach understandings on way to achieve peace in Sudan, so that the talks on the constitutional document can resume.
Dr Abul-Majd indicated to importance of communication with armed movements within coming three months to reach understandings enabling them to participate in construction of the homeland.
DEBKAfile's military sources add that Israel delayed this latest round of attacks on Iranian and Hizbullah positions in Syria to give US and Russian diplomacy a chance to reach understandings on the Syria situation.
He continued: "We are in Turkey to reach understandings to resolve all outstanding issues, as we want to solve the water problem."
Th JCC president said in a press statement on Saturday that the suspension of the agreement means causing serious damage to traders and companies, stressing the need to reach understandings with the Turkish government on this issue.
The Qatari envoy said he discussed with the President Al-Bashir means of expediting the tracks of negotiations and the possibility of joining by the other groups to sit for negotiations to reach understandings and accord on the basis of the Doha peace agreement.
On civil aviation, the Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for working with the United States to reach understandings that address concerns important to U.S.
"The main goal here is to reach understandings that would make the president's visit a success and that it will come out with positive results that would serve the Palestinian cause," Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said earlier this month.
"Lebanese factions' failure to reach understandings on controversial dossiers puts us before two alternatives -- either to swiftly elect a president to safeguard the remnants of the entity and system or to let the country fall in the abyss," the MP said.
HARTUM (CyHAN)- Foreign Ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia on Sunday reiterated commitment to reach understandings regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Mikdad affirmed Syria's willingness to positively take part in any meeting which would help reach understandings, paving the way for a political solution in Syria.
He said that the Palestinian delegation showed high flexibility when it delivered to the Egyptian mediator a complete paper including its final opinion in order to reach understandings capable of ending the bloodshed and to open the way for serious talks and the lifting of the Israeli blockade from Gaza and in order to create suitable atmospheres leading to serious peace talks.
Ahead of the talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting: "Only if there is a clear response to our security needs will we agree to reach understandings." He stressed that Israel's security is the priority for the Israeli delegation in Cairo.
Defence Minister Barak, in interviews with two Israeli radio stations, made no comment on this report; but he said "an attempt to reach understandings" with Washington over a suspension of construction in settlements was being held in tandem with US President Barack Obama's efforts to persuade Arab states to make overtures to Israel and revive peace talks.
"The goal we have is to try to reach understandings with the [Obama] administration on settlements, and move on," one official told the AFP news agency, on condition of anonymity.