Association agreements are comprehensive framework agreements between the EU (or its predecessors) and its member states, as well as an external state that governs their bilateral relations. The provision of an association agreement was inserted into the Treaty of Rome, which created the European Economic Community, to enable the Community`s cooperation with the United Kingdom, which had withdrawn from the treaty negotiations at the Messina Conference in 1955. According to the European External Action Service, an agreement to be classified as AA must meet several criteria:[1] 41. 2. Supports the positive steps taken by the Georgian government to improve relations with Russia; calls on Russia, as a major player in the region, to make a constructive commitment to a peaceful solution to the conflicts, in particular with the Geneva talks that were tasked with overseeing the implementation of the ceasefire agreement reached on 12 August 2008 between Russia and Georgia; considers that all provisions of the ceasefire agreement must be fully respected by both sides, in particular Russia`s commitment to withdraw all its armed forces and the provision that Russia must guarantee EUMM unlimited and unlimited access to the separatist territories of Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali/South Ossetia region; Stresses that refugees and displaced persons must return to their permanent residence safely and with dignity; G. whereas, within the framework of the ENP, the Eastern Partnership has established a useful policy framework for deepening relations, accelerating political association and promoting economic integration between the EU and Georgia, linked by strong geographical, historical and cultural links, supporting political and socio-economic reforms and facilitating rapprochement with the EU; 43. Reaffirms its belief that the association process does not pose a threat to Russia`s political and economic interests and deplores the fact that Russian leaders regard it as such; recalls that each country has the right to make its own political decisions, but that the EU`s commitment to its eastern partners is aimed at spreading prosperity and increasing the political and social stability that will benefit all countries in the region; 47. Underlines the importance of its cooperation with the Georgian parliament to monitor the implementation of the agreement and the agenda; considers that the entry into force of the agreement and the creation of the new institutional framework for cooperation, of which the Association Council is a member, require a similar revaluation of the situation at the parliamentary level; therefore, it is the view that it is necessary to set up a specific UE-Georgia parliamentary association committee, taking into account the diversity of relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan; In particular, the preamble, Title I “General Principles,” Title II, “Political Dialogue and Reform, Political Association, Cooperation and Convergence on Foreign and Security Policy,” and Title VII “Institutional, General and Definitive Provisions” of the Agreement.