Article 43: Association Agreements

(1) The Charter Conference may authorise the negotiation of association agreements with states or Regional Economic Integration Organisations, or with international organisations, in order to pursue the objectives and principles of the Charter and the provisions of this Treaty or one or more Protocols.

(2) The relationship established with and the rights enjoyed and obligations incurred by an associating state, Regional Economic Integration Organisation, or international organisation shall be appropriate to the particular circumstances of the association, and in each case shall be set out in the association agreement.