(1) This Convention shall remain in force indefinitely. However, after a period of five calendar years following the date of its entry into force, each Contracting State may terminate it by giving notice at least a six month notice before the end of each calendar year, through diplomatic channels.
(2) In this case, the Convention will no longer apply from the first day of the calendar year following the year in which the notice is given.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have signed this Convention.
DONE, in duplicate at Damascus on 12 Jumada El Oula, 1418, corresponding to the 14 th day of September of the year 1997, in two original copies, in Arabic.
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC:
MOHAMED KHALED MAHAYENI