Speaking at a celebration of the peace accord’s 25th anniversary was the former US senator who presided over the negotiations that resulted in the Good Friday Agreement.
He claimed that people were still debating their uncertainties and differences. Mitchell argued that the agreement served as a model for world peace and urged people not to let it “slip away.” To resolve your issues through democratic and nonviolent ways is not a show of weakness, Mr. Mitchell added.
Good Friday Agreement
As opposed to that, it “clearly reflects the will of the overwhelming majority of the people of Northern Ireland and is a sign of strength and wisdom.” Senator Mitchell urged the people of Northern Ireland to hold onto their hope that things will get better in the future.
He also exhorted the political leaders of the day to behave with the same “courage and wisdom” as their forebears. Queen’s University Belfast is host to the three-day Agreement 25 conference, which includes Hillary and Bill Clinton from around the world.
- Mitchell argued that the agreement served as a model for world peace.
- Senator Mitchell urged the people of Northern Ireland to hold onto their hope.
- Hillary Clinton stated earlier that the Good Friday Agreement was a success for diplomacy.
Hillary Clinton stated earlier that the Good Friday Agreement was a success for diplomacy and a demonstration of democracy.
The former US secretary of state and current chancellor of Queen’s University claimed that the daring, risk-taking citizens of Northern Ireland deserve the majority of the credit for bringing about peace.
The institutions of the agreement need to be continually improved, according to Sir Tony Blair, who is also in Belfast for the meeting. The 10 April 1998 agreement, which is founded on the concept of community cooperation, was signed and ratified by popular votes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
It aided in the formation of a new Northern Ireland government that included nationalists and unionists. To commemorate the agreement’s 25th anniversary, US Vice President Joe Biden spent four days on the island of Ireland last week.
He praised the “tremendous progress” that had been accomplished since the agreement was signed and said that peace had “transformed, made technicolor, and made whole” Northern Ireland. This week, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will also visit Northern Ireland to honor the role youth have made in world peace.