- "Perhaps now you will allow the Republic to use your trade routes, and hostilities can come to an end."
"«Agreed. A treaty is in order.»"
- ―Padmé Amidala closes negotiations with Jabba the Hutt
In the second year of the Clone Wars, the Galactic Republic established a treaty with the Hutt families through crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, the leader of the Hutts. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi initially negotiated the treaty with Jabba, while Senator Padmé Amidala was able to secure the accord's ratification after exposing a Separatist plot against Jabba to kidnap his son and frame the Jedi Order for the crime.