entente entente

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an informal alliance between countries
  2. (n) a friendly understanding between political powers

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Some pay tribute to the late statesman as the originator of the Entente Cordiale, which he was not.
  2. The entente that followed the defeat of Wilhelmine Germany collapsed five years after the armistice.

News

  • Japan, Russia cosy up as China dispute simmers

    Tokyo (AFP) Oct 31, 2013 Tokyo will play host to the foreign and defence ministers of Russia from Friday, the latest stage of a burgeoning relationship that represents a rare neighbourly entente for Japan. Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu will meet their Japanese counterparts Fumio Kishida and Itsunori Onodera in Tokyo in a so-called "2+2", something that Japan has only ever done ...
    on November 1, 2013     Source: Space War

Quotes

  1. "I have come to Algeria to take part in an entente between two sovereign peoples who have a rocky history but who now want to resolutely turn toward the future," Sarkozy said.
    on Jul 10, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Forbes

  2. "If there is no dialogue, a minimum of understanding, parliament won't be able to start working. No one will sit in parliament if there isn't a minimum of entente," Yushchenko told French interviewers before meeting President Nicolas Sarkozy.
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: Reuters UK

  3. "I have not come to judge but to find grounds for entente and to tackle the problems of the Central African Republic," Patasse told reporters upon his arrival in Banqui aboard an aircraft chartered by Gabon.
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Ange-Felix Patasse Source: République Togolaise

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