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Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming Support for the Good Friday Agreement

**Resolution marks 25 years of peace, progress and commitment to the full implementation of further agreements and arrangements** 

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, joined a bipartisan group of Senate colleagues to introduce a resolution commemorating the upcoming 25th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. The resolution celebrates the historic compromise that ushered in an era of peace in Northern Ireland. The bipartisan resolution also affirms the Senate’s support of the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement’s subsequent arrangements, including the Windsor Framework, an essential component in ensuring the hard-earned peace is maintained and strengthened. 

“As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement, I’m proud to join this bipartisan group of lawmakers to send a clear message from the U.S. Senate in continued support of the Agreement and our relationship with Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” said Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation. “This agreement has kept the peace in a region that was previously stricken by violence and conflict, and it sends an inspiring message that peace is possible when all willing parties are committed to work together. However, the Belfast Good Friday Agreement is still a work in progress, and we must look forward to the work that remains. The United States helped secure the agreement and ensured its implementation, which speaks to the bipartisan commitment in the United States to bring and maintain peace and stability to Northern Ireland and to build and foster trust between all parties. I remain committed to supporting all sides in resolving outstanding issues within the agreed frameworks to ensure the hard-earned peace of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement is maintained and strengthened.” 

This bipartisan resolution urges continued attention and action to resolve injustices of past violence that occurred throughout the conflict. It also reaffirms support for the right of all people on the island to self-determination and encourages further efforts to preserve the rich culture of Northern Ireland. The resolution further underscores the importance the United States places on its relationship with both the United Kingdom and Ireland in addition to enduring support for a peaceful and prosperous future. 

Find a copy of the resolution HERE