Vietnam Agreement 1973

This Agreement shall enter into force upon signature by the authorized representatives of the Parties participating in the Paris Conference on Vietnam. All parties concerned are strictly implementing this agreement and its protocols. (b) In accordance with Article 18(f) of the Agreement, the reports of the International Commission shall be drawn up with the unanimous agreement of the representatives of the four members. In the absence of unanimity, the Commission shall forward the divergent positions to the four parties referred to in Article 18(b) of the Agreement or to the two South Vietnamese parties referred to in Article 18(c) of the Agreement, which shall not, however, be considered as reports of the Commission. A provisional ceasefire agreement was reached in October 1972. The agreement demanded the simultaneous withdrawal of US troops and freedom for US prisoners of war, followed by a political settlement of South Vietnam`s future. Washington would extend post-war economic aid to help Vietnam rebuild its destroyed infrastructure. On October 22, Nixon suspended all bombing north of the twentieth latitude, and four days later Kissinger announced that “peace was imminent.” (a) the quadripartite and bipartite Joint Committees shall be responsible for laying down without delay detailed rules for the application of the provisions of this Protocol, in accordance with the respective powers of Article 16(a) and Article 17(a) of the Agreement. If, in the performance of its tasks, the Joint Military Commission is unable to reach agreement on a matter relating to the repatriation of captured personnel, it shall refer the International Commission to a request for assistance.

(b) The four-part Joint Military Commission shall work in accordance with the principle of consultation and unanimity. Differences of opinion are referred to the International Commission on Control and Supervision. (a) monitor the implementation of the above-mentioned provisions of the Agreement by communicating with the Parties and observing on the spot where this is necessary. At the same time, that one. The United States will cease all military activities against the territory of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam by land, air, and sea forces wherever stationed and halt the dismantling of the territorial waters, ports, ports, and waterways of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. . . .