RECALLING the commitments of the Union and the United Kingdom reflected in the joint report of the negotiators of the European Union and the Government of the United Kingdom on the progress made during Phase 1 of the negotiations under Article 50 TEU on the orderly withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union of 8 December 2017, 183.It,” said Dr Hayward, “very important” that the Joint Committee “actually becomes a governing body for the Withdrawal Agreement, but very specifically for the Protocol”. She suggested that her role had been “greatly enhanced by this new protocol,” arguing that “her decisions … have a very direct impact on relations between the Ni and the United Kingdom on practical matters”.201 This paragraph shall apply unless and until an agreement under Article 184 replacing this paragraph enters into force or becomes applicable. REAFFIRMING that Good Friday or the Belfast Agreement of the 10. April 1998 between the Government of the United Kingdom, the Government of Ireland and the other participants in the multi-party negotiations (`the 1998 Agreement`), which was to be protected in its entirety by the United Kingdom-Ireland Agreement of the same date (`the British-Irish Agreement`), including its subsequent implementing agreements and arrangements, REAFFIRMING that the arrangements relating to relations between the Union and the Sovereignt Areas After the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union, it should continue to be determined in the context of the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the Union, REAFFIRMING that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union constitutes an important and unique challenge for the island of Ireland, and reaffirming that the achievements, benefits and commitments of the peace process for peace, stability and reconciliation will remain of paramount importance in this area, 4. . .