This Agreement shall remain in force until terminated by a Contracting State. Either Contracting State may terminate the Agreement, through the diplomatic channels, by giving notice of termination at least six months before the end of any calendar year following after the period of five years from the date on which the Agreement enters into force. In such event, the Agreement shall cease to have effect:
- (a) in respect of taxes withheld at source, to income paid or credited on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following that in which the notice is given;
- (b) in respect of other taxes on income, to income in any taxable year beginning on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following that in which the notice is given.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized thereto, have signed this Agreement.
DONE in duplicate at Damascus, this eighteenth day of February 2009, in the Slovak, Arabic and English languages, all texts being authentic. In the case of any divergence between Slovak and Arabic texts, the English text shall prevail.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC: