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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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In Washington, acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis said that the United States reached understandings with Japan on key concerns including on the automotive and insurance sectors.
In Part II below, this CRS Report provides documented excerpts from key statements on "one China" as articulated by Washington, Beijing, and Taipei, in addition to the three Communiques and the TRA, since the United States first reached understandings with the PRC in 1971.