Where appropriate, the senior contracting parties will, through the conclusion of non-autonomous agreements, create the commonalities of coordination that may be necessary for the implementation of the provisions of Articles 2 to 8 of this agreement. In most cases, friendship contracts are not based on an egalitarian partnership. This is especially true for treaties between Aboriginal nations and colonizers, both in America and in the Pacific during the colonial era. These treatises, often written mainly in the language of the colonist, manipulated the terminology of friendship by the greatest powers to create an environment of trust, first and foremost for the good of themselves. While treaties promise protection in exchange for these benefits, they are more subtle means of accessing the resources needed to commercially exploit small nations.  The two parties began with very different premises about the nature of the contract to be negotiated. While Japan insisted on a Friendship, Trade and Navigation (FCN) agreement, Australia preferred bilateral agreements on very specific issues of common interest.  The main point of contention in the contract negotiations was the retroactive and prospective interpretation of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) clause, which was resolved by the formulation of a new phrasing approach. The long negotiation period was an intensive learning process for both parties to resolve a number of issues that ultimately led to a fair and mutually beneficial agreement. Although the departments were sensitive to the politically symbolic aspects of an FCN contract, the report presented to IDCJ in early 1972 indicated that practical problems outweigh the benefits.  Australia has generally avoided FCN contracts due to previous difficulties with the United States.
 The traditional approach with Japan was the convention on specific issues on an ad hoc basis, such as the 1956 Civil Aviation Convention, the 1970 Double Taxation Convention and the 1975 Cultural Agreement . In addition, the trade obligations of an FCN treaty do not overlap with other international agreements such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), of which Australia and Japan were members.  considering that the strengthening of friendship, neighbourhood, cooperation and mutual assistance between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan is consistent with the radical national interests of the people of both States, serves the cause of peace and security and commits itself to the rules of international law, first and foremost to the purposes and principles of the united Nations statute. , and following commitments made under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe from November 1971 to September 1972, the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Australian Senate conducted an investigation into Japan-Australia relations.  Sir John Crawford, vice-chancellor of the Australian National University and one of the authors of the 1957 trade agreement, was a strong advocate. Sir John Crawford provided convincing evidence of the inadequacies of Australia`s ad hoc approach and proposed an “umbrella treaty” which provided a framework of principles for the negotiation of specific agreements.  The Committee endorsed Sir John Crawford`s findings, as it had done in January 1973, in its general report, and stated that “a contractual framework could be developed for both parties.  Recognising the feasibility of coordinated action on the international stage and close cooperation in the field of military policy, each of the High Contracting Parties solemnly declares, in accordance with the traditional friendship between the two countries, that it cannot form or participate in a military alliance directed against the other party.