Issues of sovereignty, civil and cultural rights, weapons dismantling, demilitarization, justice and police work were at the heart of the agreement. A copy of the agreement was posted in each assembly in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland at reading before a referendum was held in which they were able to vote. The idea of the agreement was to get the two sides to work together in a group called the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly would take certain decisions taken previously by the British Government in London. Northern Ireland`s restored rulers face difficult challenges in providing basic services and managing sectarian divisions. One of the most urgent tasks is to improve health services, which entered deeper into the crisis after the collapse of local government. Around three hundred thousand people – around one-sixth of the population – were on waiting lists for healthcare at the end of 2019 and nurses and other staff went on strike last December to protest wages that had fallen below those of the rest of the UK. Until February 2020, many health unions had reached agreements with the government on higher wages and other demands, although the question remains open as to whether the health sector is on a sustainable path. Political parties in Northern Ireland, which endorsed the agreement, were also invited to consider the creation of an independent advisory forum, with members of civil society with social, cultural, economic and other expertise, and appointed by both administrations. In 2002, a framework for the North-South Consultation Forum was agreed, and in 2006 the Northern Ireland Executive agreed to support its establishment.
The previous text has only four articles; It is this short text that is the legal agreement, but it incorporates the last agreement into its timetables.  From a technical point of view, this draft agreement can be distinguished as a multi-party agreement, unlike the Belfast Agreement itself.  On Friday, April 10, 1998 at 5:30 p.m., an American politician, George Mitchell, who led the discussions, said: „I am pleased to announce that the two governments and political parties in Northern Ireland have reached an agreement.” These themes — parades, flags, and legacy of the past — were the subject of the 2013 negotiations, chaired by Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Meghan L. O`Sullivan, a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and now on the CFR Board of Trustees. Talks involving the five main political parties failed to reach an agreement, although many of the proposals – including the creation of a historic unit to investigate unresolved deaths during the conflict and a commission to help victims obtain information about the deaths of relatives – were a large part of the Stormont House deal reached in 2014. The conference will take the form of regular and frequent meetings between the British and Irish ministers to promote cooperation between the two governments at all levels. On issues that are not left to Northern Ireland, the Irish Government may present positions and proposals. All decisions of the Conference shall be taken by mutual agreement between the two Governments and the two Governments agree to make determined efforts to resolve disputes between them. The Anglo-Irish Agreement is an agreement between the British and Irish governments.
The agreement is promised to the various institutions defined in the multi-party agreement. It also sets out the position agreed by the two governments on the current and future status of Northern Ireland. . . .