The joint expenses of the Quadripartite Joint Military Commission shall be borne equally by the four parties, and the joint expenses of the Bipartite Joint Military Commission of South Vietnam shall be borne equally by the two parties. The two South Vietnamese sides pledge to abide by the ceasefire and maintain peace in southern Vietnam, resolve all contentious issues through negotiation, and avoid all armed conflicts. The agreements called for a ceasefire and the UNITED States pledged to withdraw armed forces from southern Vietnam within 60 days. (a) pursuant to Article 5 of the Agreement, the United States and the other foreign countries referred to in Article 5 of the Agreement shall carry with them all their weapons, ammunition and war material. Transfers of such property left to them in southern Vietnam may not take place after the entry into force of the Agreement, with the exception of transfers of cornmunications, transport and other matters not related to composition to the Quadripartite Joint Military Commission or the International Control and Surveillance Commission. 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 deployed and halt the dismantling of the territorial waters, ports, ports and waterways of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The United States will permanently remove, disable or destroy all mines in the territorial waters, ports, ports and waterways of North Vietnam upon entry into force of this Agreement. The provisions of the agreement were immediately and often violated by the armed forces of northern and southern Vietnam without an official reaction from the United States. The North Vietnamese accused the United States of conducting bombings in northern Vietnam during this period. Open fighting broke out in March 1973, and North Vietnamese misdeeds extended their control until the end of the year.
Two years later, on April 30, 1975, a massive Offensive from North Vietnam seized southern Vietnam, after which the two countries separated since 1954 reunited as Vietnam on July 2, 1976.  In order to carry out its tasks under Article 9(b) of the Agreement on Free and Democratic Parliamentary Elections in Southern Vietnam, the International Commission shall, where appropriate, set up additional teams.