On 10 April 1998, the so-called Good Friday Agreement (or Belfast Agreement) was signed. The agreement helped end a period of conflict in the region, known as a riot. The vague wording of some so-called „constructive ambiguities“[8] helped ensure the adoption of the agreement and delayed debate on some of the most controversial issues. These include extra-military dismantling, police reform and the standardisation of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland political parties that approved the agreement were also invited to consider the creation of an independent advisory forum, which would represent civil society, with members with expertise on social, cultural, economic and other issues, and would be appointed by both administrations. In 2002, a framework structure was agreed for the North-South Advisory Forum, and in 2006 the Northern Ireland Executive agreed to support its implementation. 14. Disagreements within the Council that must be dealt with in the format described in paragraph 3, paragraph iii), or in a whole format. By mutual agreement between the two parties, experts could be appointed to examine a given issue and report back. 7. The BIC generally operates by mutual agreement.

With regard to decisions on common policies or common actions, including the means to implement them, it will work by mutual agreement of all members participating in these policies or actions. On Friday, April 10, 1998, at 5:30 p.m., an American politician named George Mitchell, who chaired the discussions, said, „I am pleased to announce that the two governments and political parties in Northern Ireland have reached an agreement.“ North and South, to make decisions; The agreement reaffirmed its commitment to „mutual respect, civil rights and religious freedoms for all within the Community.“ The multi-party agreement recognized „the importance of respect, understanding and tolerance with regard to linguistic diversity,“ particularly with regard to the Irish language, Ulster Scots and the languages of other ethnic minorities in Northern Ireland, „all of which are part of the cultural richness of the Island of Ireland.“ 2. Each government will hold a referendum on 22 May 1998. Subject to Parliament`s approval, a consultation referendum in Northern Ireland held under northern Ireland conditions (negotiations, etc.) The 1996 Act will address the following question: „Do you support the agreement between the parties on Northern Ireland and Command Document 3883?“