The Geneva Accords were a set of treaties signed by France and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam at the Geneva Conference of 1954. The agreements were intended to end hostilities and restore peace to the region. The key provisions included:
- recognition of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Indochina thereby granting its independence from France;
- the cessation of hostilities and foreign involvement (or troops) in internal Indochina affairs;
- and, the establishment of a “provisional military demarcation line” diving Vietnam into northern and southern zones.