Prior to the opening ceremony, Party and State leader and NA deputies paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum.
The NA held a preparatory meeting to discuss and adopt the working agenda for the second session.
While year-end NA sessions usually focus on major socio-economic issues, this sitting will centre around law building, with four bills and one resolution slated to be adopted and 12 other draft laws and one resolution subject to debate.
The session will also consider and make decision on several important socio-economic issues, including the State budget estimates and allocation plan for 2017; the economic restructuring plan for 2016-2020; the five-year financial plan; the mid-term public investment plan for 2016-2020; and the goals and orientations for mobilizing loans and public debt management in 2016-2020.
Other issues on the working agenda are anti-crime and anti-corruption work and the settlement of consequences of environmental incidents along with lessons for environmental protection.
The NA will conduct supreme supervision of the implementation of the national target programme on building new-style rural areas in 2010-2015.
Hearings will be held on the performance of the Government.