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.