A copy of the British government’s 1998 agreement was signed by the then prime minister Tony Blairthen Taoishchi Bertie Ahernthe late Mo Moram, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and then the Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs, David Andrews.
It was provided on loan from the National Archives. London Filed with the Northern Ireland Public Records Service on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Agreement.
The document has made its first public appearance in Northern Ireland since the signing of the deal, at Queen’s University Belfast, Omagh’s Streur Arts Centre, Enniskillen Castle Museum, Omagh Library, Banbridge’s Game of Thrones Studio Tour, Screened at Londonderry Central Library. , Craigavon Civic Center, Bangor City Hall.
It will be on display at Hillsborough Castle until September.
Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton Harris said it was important that current and future generations recognize the importance of the agreement.
“It is wonderful that the original Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement is back in Northern Ireland for the first time since its historic signing 25 years ago and that the public has had the opportunity to view the document in various parts of Northern Ireland. That’s it,’ he said.
“The Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement was an incredible achievement and helped lay the foundation for the more prosperous Northern Ireland we see today.
“It is important that current and future generations recognize its importance in building a more peaceful society in Northern Ireland.”
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