set aside (one's) differences

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set aside (one's) differences

Of multiple people or groups of people, to forget about or set aside the things that one argues about, disagrees with, or dislikes about the other side, usually in order to achieve a common goal. It's really remarkable to see the two factions set aside their differences in the name of reclaiming their country as a sovereign state. We'll need to set aside our differences if we hope to establish peace in the region.
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Reiterating the Malaysian government's commitment to the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Dr Mahathir said nations must set aside their differences and work towards achieving common prosperity in a partnership that transcends economic standings.
The spokesperson noted that the EU continues to support the African Union and Ethiopian mediation efforts and called on the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) to set aside their differences and swiftly reach agreement to pave the way for a civilian-led transition in Sudan.
The Jirga members including Abdus Saleem Khan of QWP, former district member Abdur Rehman, DSP Nasrullah Khan, UC Nisatta member Abdullah Haqqani, SHO Zahid Khan and Wisal Khan tried to convince both the groups to set aside their differences and shake hands as taught by our religion.
QUETTA -- Political parties of all hues in Balochistan, including two major ones, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), set aside their differences on Tuesday to mark the 21st anniversary of nucAlear tests dubbed as Yaum-i-Takbeer, even though the parties did so separately.
and J Sagar Associates, who will personally advise [co-founders] Gangwal and Bhatia to set aside their differences which have existed for a few years now," a source said.
The Minister said the situation demands that the government and the opposition should set aside their differences and cooperate on these issues.
Speaking on the Kashmir issue, Zardari said Pakistan's political parties have always set aside their differences to come together for the Kashmiri cause.
But Panelo hoped lawmakers would set aside their differences during the 2019 budget deliberations.
In a statement on Thursday, Gamal urged the Syrian people to set aside their differences and join hands in the face of terrorism.
Karachi -- The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan and Awami National Party have agreed to set aside their differences for a political reconciliation, according to reports.
However, in November 2016, she revealed that she and Butt had set aside their differences and agreed to live together again.
Kumaraswamy on Wednesday marked a rare occasion where opposition parties from all over the country set aside their differences to join hands in a show of might against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre.
Malek Helali Doha It is ironic that the Gulf crisis precipitated by the Saudi-led siege of Qatar persists even as historical rivals North and South Korea agree to set aside their differences, Al Jazeera Media Network Chairman HE Sheikh Hamad bin Thamer al Thani said on Saturday.
When President Kenyatta and the opposition leader, Raila, met at Harambee House, they expressed a desire to set aside their differences and initiate reforms to ensure prosperity, fairness and dignity for all Kenyans.The committee of 14 will work under the direction of ambassadors Martin Kimani and Paul Mwangi.
Expect swords, slaughter and sorcery as arch-rivals and Britons Kerra (Reilly) and Antedia (Wanamaker) set aside their differences to combat their new common enemy -- the armies representing the awesome might of the Roman Empire, led by the towering figure of General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey).