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- v. To tolerate each other's opinion and stop arguing; to acknowledge that an agreement will not be reached.
Foreign Minister, Foreign Minister Koumura, and one of the points I made to him was Australia and Japan do have a fundamentally good relationship, it's a trading relationship, a strategic relationship, a very important relationship, and it's the strength of that relationship which allows us to strongly agree to disagree over whaling.
“Can we agree to disagree on this, Krissy?” he asked.
We've got a long term, enduring, positive relationship, we agree to disagree about whales, but the Australian Government will not desist, will not resile from our strong view that the Japanese should cease whaling in the Southern Oceans.