Under international law, such an agreement between countries or groups may recognize that they cannot reach full agreement on all issues, but that they are prepared to remember a structure for resolving certain differences of opinion.  A framework agreement is not an interim agreement. It is more detailed than a statement of principle, but less than a full-fledged contract. Its aim is to find the fundamental compromises necessary for the parties to develop and conclude a comprehensive agreement that will end the conflict and establish a lasting peace.  In the public sector, there are a number of central purchasing entities who have as their object the development and management of framework agreements in line with EU public procurement directives  and which are available to designated public bodies. . . .