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25 Years Of Good Friday Agreement

25 Years Of Good Friday Agreement:

American President ,Joe Biden visited Belfast to mark 25 years of Good Friday Agreement.

  • The Good Friday Agreement, also known as the Belfast Agreement is a historic peace agreement that ended the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.
  • It was was signed on April 10, 1998.
  • It was signed between factions of Northern Ireland, and the governments of Britain and Ireland.
  • Objective is to end decades of violence in Northern Ireland among those who wished to remain with the United Kingdom (UK) and those who wanted to join Ireland.
  • The negotiators included then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair, then-Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, George Mitchell, a former Democratic senator who acted as the envoy of then-US President Bill Clinton, and eight parties from Northern Ireland.
  • The aim of the agreement was to establish a power-sharing government.
  • The Good Friday Agreement was put to a referendum on May 22, 1998.
  • It gained the approval of 94% of voters in Ireland and 71% in Northern Ireland.