This Agreement shall remain in force for indefinite period until terminated by one of the Contracting States. Either Contracting State may terminate the Agreement, through diplomatic channels, by giving to the other Contracting State written notice of termination at least six months before the end of any calendar year beginning after the expiry of five years from the date of entry into force of the Agreement. In such event, the Agreement shall cease to have effect:
- (a) with regard to taxes withheld at source, in respect of amounts paid or credited on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following that in which such notice is given; and
- (b) with regard to other taxes, in respect of taxable periods beginning on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following that in which such notice is given.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto by their respective Governments, have signed this Agreement.
DONE in duplicate at Hanoi, this twenty-seventh day of October 2008, in the Slovak, Vietnamese and English languages, all the three texts being equally authentic. In case of any divergence of interpretation, the English text shall prevail.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: