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1‘the negotiations are due to resume in Geneva next week’
discussion, discussions, talks, consultation, consultations, parleying, deliberation, deliberations, conference, debate, dialogue
mediation, arbitration, intercession, conciliation
bargaining, haggling, wheeling and dealing, dickering
2‘the negotiation of the deal’
working out, discussing the terms of, arrangement, arranging, thrashing out, hammering out, brokering
settlement, conclusion, completion, clinching, pulling off, bringing off, transaction
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