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Key figures from Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period to gather for twentieth anniversary at Queen's


Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period are set to gather at Queen’s University Belfast to mark its 20th Anniversary.

The ‘Building Peace: 20 years on from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement’ event will take place on Tuesday 10 April from 2pm – 5pm at the Sir William Whitla Hall at Queen’s.

Chair of the talks and former US Special Envoy for Northern Ireland, Senator George J. Mitchell will be joined by Jonathan Powell, Bertie Ahern, Gerry Adams, Lord David Trimble, Professor Monica McWilliams, Dr Seamus Mallon, Lord John Alderdice, and Peter Robinson as well as a number of community leaders and academics. 

The event is the only one of its kind to gather together so many of the key influencers on the Good Friday Agreement to marks its 20 year anniversary.

Speaking ahead of the event, Senator George J. Mitchell said: “I am delighted and honoured to be joining so many of the key players from the Good Friday Agreement at Queen’s University Belfast to mark its 20th anniversary.  Queen’s University is a world leader in global peace, security and justice so it is fitting that the key event marking the 20th anniversary takes place here. 

“I look forward to sharing a celebration of what was achieved in 1998 with the people of Northern Ireland and those who were involved in getting us to the agreement, as well as reflecting on the progress made since then and considering the challenges as we look to the future.”

The event is being organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen’s University.

Media inquiries to Claire Kelly, Communications Manager, Queen’s University Belfast and 02890975391

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