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    Default Re: Sino-Japanese Agreement on Exploitation of Gas Reverses

    Hi, thedaffodils!
    Yes, I know what you are trying to say.
    It's a matter of preference, as Methuselah suggests, whether you choose "joint" or "bilateral".
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    Hi tzfujimino, you were quick to catch me before I changed my post.

    Thank you. I see.

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    Default Re: Sino-Japanese Agreement on Exploitation of Gas Reverses

    Not a teacher

    daffodils,

    sorry, I think I see where you misunderstood me.

    Originally Posted by Methuselah
    Not an English teacher.

    An agreement between three parties can be "jointly".
    Only an agreement between two parties can be "bilateral".
    This means it is possible.

    joint
    (SHARED)

    adjective
    belonging to or shared between two or more people


    a joint bank account

    The project was a joint effort/venture between the two schools (= they worked on it together)
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    Means 2, 3, 4, 5, ...

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