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Good Friday Agreement document has been showcased in Belfast

Good Friday Agreement document has been showcased in Belfast
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What is Good Friday Agreement?

The 1998 Good Friday Agreement, also referred to as the Belfast Agreement established a series of peace arrangements in Northern Ireland through an accord between the British & Irish Governments.

The Document has been exhibited in Belfast.

After 25 years, the original Good Friday Agreement document has come back to Northern Ireland for the first time since it was signed.

Members of the public can visit PRONI in Belfast to access the treaty.





Tony Blair, Bertie Ahern, Mo Mowlam and David Andrews signed the 54-page Good Friday Agreement document in 1998 as representatives of the UK Government and Irish Governments respectively.

The document will be available to view at PRONI until April 12.

The Good Friday Agreement was inked on April 10th 1998, following a long set of negotiations which saw the participation of various major political parties from Northern Ireland, as well as the British & Irish Governments.

The National Archives (UK) has loaned the document to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement and it will be shown publicly in Northern Ireland during a joint event hosted by PRONI and National Archives Ireland, titled "On The Record: Reflections on the Belfast Agreement".

David Huddleston, acting director of the PRONI, declared: "Today marks many milestones - the return of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement to Northern Ireland since 1998 and the first-ever joint event by PRONI and National Archives Ireland.