Cameron: NI agreement 'was a truly momentous event'

The Prime Minister has led tributes to the "remarkable political courage" of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, fifteen years after it was signed.

"It represented a massive step forward from what has gone before, a clear manifestation that politics and democracy would triumph over violence," he said.

David Cameron pictured on a trip to Northern Ireland in August 2012 Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive

"I have no doubt that the Agreement was a truly momentous event in the history of Northern Ireland.

"The Belfast Agreement was the platform to build a new, confident, inclusive and modern Northern Ireland, whose best days lie ahead. While we have come a long way, much remains to be done."

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PM hails Good Friday Agreement

The Prime Minister has led tributes to the architects of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland on its 15th anniversary. David Cameron said it was a "truly momentous event".