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reach an agreement

To achieve some accord, settlement, or compromise (with someone), especially after a period of debate, argument, negotiation, etc. The state prosecutors say they have reached an agreement with the CEO regarding his suspected involvement in racketeering. The heads of state reached an agreement to implement a new trade deal between the six countries.
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The preconditions for reaching an agreement between Kosovo and Macedonia for border crossing only with citizens' ID cards was presented 6 months ago, but it was intentionally postponed, informed high party sources from Pristina for "Lajm".
Amin Hassan Omer, expressed optimism over reaching an agreement with the rebel movements to stop the hostilities in Darfur and the start of the peace process during the coming two days.
"We are not far from reaching an agreement with the Iranians, but we haven't reached there yet," Fabius told "Europe 1" radio.
We will be in an effort to put forward certain flexibility with the hope of reaching an agreement in Cyprus.
Villas-Boas is also in the market for a left-back to provide back-up and competition to Ashley Cole and confirmed he had attempted a raid on former club Porto for Alvaro Pereira but is "not very confident" of reaching an agreement.
Azzam Al-Ahmad, member of Fatah central committee who has been leading the Fatah delegation to the Cairo talks with Hamas, confirmed reaching an agreement. He said the agreement will be announced in a joint press conference at eight in the evening Cairo time, nine Jerusalem time.
Yemeni Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi has said that transfer of power could be negotiated, and would not be an "obstacle" to reaching an agreement.
Ministers had been keen to reach an outline agreement before the financial markets reopened today but the deal hinged on countries reaching an agreement on the interest rate.
ARBIL / Aswat al-Iraq: The parliament of Kurdistan region decided on Tuesday to postpone its session until the afternoon, having not reaching an agreement among blocs on forming a higher electoral commission in the region, a parliamentary source said.
Under the plan, Israelis and Palestinians should immediately start final status talks on permanent borders, Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees with a deadline of nine months for reaching an agreement,
The following is a statement from Dan Totten, president of the Boston Newspaper Guild: "We are optimistic about the prospects for reaching an agreement after our most recent talks with the Company.
Representatives of Comair and the Air Line Pilots Association have agreed to postpone the deadline for reaching an agreement until 2 February.
Mesaba Airlines and its labor unions passed a deadline for reaching an agreement on pay cuts at 12:01 a.m.
After finally reaching an agreement with ExxonMobil, BP and ConocoPhillips on the Alaskan pipeline, Gov.