The agreement establishes a framework for the establishment and number of institutions in three “policy areas”. The result of these referendums was a large majority in both parts of Ireland in favour of the agreement. In the Republic, 56% of voters, 94% of the vote, voted in favour of revising the Constitution. In Northern Ireland, turnout was 81% and 71% of the vote was in favour of the agreement. 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.  The conference takes the form of regular and frequent meetings between 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. In 2004, negotiations were held between the two governments, the DUP and Sinn Féin, with a view to an agreement on institution-building. These talks failed, but a document released by governments detailing changes to the Belfast Agreement has been known as the “Global Agreement”.
However, on 26 September 2005, it was announced that the Commissional Irish Republican Army had completely closed and “decommissioned” its weapons arsenal. Yet many trade unionists, especially the DUP, remained skeptical. Of the loyalist paramilitaries, only the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) had taken weapons out of service.  Further negotiations took place in October 2006 and resulted in the St. Andrews Agreement. On Friday, April 10, 1998, at 5.30 p.m., an American politician, George Mitchell, said: “I am pleased to announce that the two governments and the political parties of Northern Ireland have reached an agreement.” The agreement reaffirmed its commitment to “mutual respect, civil rights and religious freedoms for all in the community.” The multi-party agreement recognised “the importance of respect, understanding and tolerance with regard to linguistic diversity”, in particular with regard to the Irish language, the 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”. 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. As part of the agreement, it was proposed to rely on the existing Anglo-Irish interparliamentary body. Prior to the agreement, the body was composed only of parliamentarians from the British and Irish parliaments. In 2001, as proposed in the agreement, it was extended to include parliamentarians from all members of the Anglo-Irish Council.
The agreement consists of two interconnected documents, both agreed in Belfast on Good Friday, 10 April 1998: the peace process has been successful over the past two decades in overcoming the violence of the unrest once and for all. Since the conclusion of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, it has been necessary to pursue a number of other successive political and legal agreements in order to consolidate the peace settlement provided for by the CFA. .