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Why is the policy not a part of the MDP definition?

I’m reading an article on reinforcement learning, and I don’t understand why the agent’s policy $\pi$ is not part of definition of Markov Decision process(MDP): Bu, Lucian, Robert Babu, and Bart De Schutter. “A comprehensive survey of multiagent reinforcement learning.” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C (Applications and Reviews) 38.2 (2008): 156-172. […]