These institutional arrangements, which have been established in these three areas, are defined in the agreement as “interdependent and interdependent”. In particular, it is found that the functioning of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the North-South Council of Ministers is “so closely linked that the success of the other depends on the success of the other”, and participation in the North-South Council of Ministers is “one of the essential tasks related to the relevant posts in [Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland]”. The agreement was reached after many years of complex discussions, proposals and compromises. A lot of people have contributed a lot. Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern were then leaders of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The talks were led by US Special Envoy George Mitchell.  The president then sent former Senator George Mitchell of Maine to negotiate a deal to end the violence in return for increased power-sharing in Belfast. During critical negotiations. He stayed outside all day and all night, really to help us be at the end of the phone for advice and to be on the phone to press the parties and push to find an agreement. . He could see that it was essentially an old-fashioned argument.
He was in his soul a kind of modernizer in his state of mind, and he said to himself, “Let`s move forward.” It was remarkable how he got the problem. Understood, understood. When I spoke to him during those three or four days, we really didn`t need to explain to him very quickly. He simply understood instinctively and right away. Issues of sovereignty, civil and cultural rights, weapons dismantling, demilitarization, justice and police work were at the heart of the agreement. The agreement was approved by voters across the island of Ireland in two referendums on 22 May 1998. . .