Policy paper

The Belfast Agreement

This publication was published under the 1997 to 2001 Labour government

The Belfast Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement, was reached in multi-party negotiations and signed on 10 April 1998.


The Belfast Agreement

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The Belfast Agreement covers 3 areas:

  • the creation of a democratically elected Assembly
  • the creation of a North/South Ministerial Council
  • the creation of a British-Irish Council and the British-Irish Governmental Conference