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.  Gerry Adams, chairman of the Sinn Féin Republican Party, and his deputy Martin McGuinness, who was later to become Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, played a key role in the deal. John Morrison explains his journey as a member of the IRA Commissional to Sinn Féin leaders. After marathon negotiations, an agreement was finally reached on 10 April 1998. The Good Friday agreement was a complex balancing act that reflected the three-stranded approach. In Northern Ireland, it created a new de décentraliséed assembly for Northern Ireland, requiring that executive power be shared by the parties that represented both communities. In addition, a new North-South Council of Ministers should be created to institutionalise the link between the two parts of Ireland. The Irish Government has also undertaken to amend Articles 2 and 3 of the Constitution of the Republic, which claim Northern Ireland, to reflect the pursuit of Irish unity by purely democratic means, while recognising the diversity of identities and traditions in Ireland. Finally, an Island Council should be established which recognises the “full range of relations” within the British Isles, including representatives of both governments, and the decentralised institutions of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. (ii) to recognise that it is solely the responsibility of the people of the island of Ireland to exercise their right to self-determination on the basis of the voluntary and simultaneous agreement of the North and the South, by agreement between the two parties and without external hindrance, in order to revitalise a united Ireland, if they so wish, and to accept that this right be achieved with and subject to the approval and approval of a majority of the citizens of Northern Ireland; (9) The Conference will continuously review the functioning of the new Anglo-Irish Agreement and the mechanisms and institutions established under the Agreement, including a formal review published three years after the entry into force of the Agreement. . .