The National Assembly (NA) has received public praise for its work during the first-ended seventh session, Vice Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Sy Dung told the media in Hanoi on June 24, shortly after the NA session wrapped up earlier the same day.

The session was held in the complexity in the region and all over the world, especially in the context of China’s illegal placement of its rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 deep inside Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, Dung noted.

Chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Hanh Phuc informed reporters that on May 21, lawmakers issued Communiqué No. 2 expressing their concern and objection to China’s illegal acts.

In his closing speech, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung mentioned this issue again in a strong tone, he said, adding that deputies advocate peacefully settlement of the issue in line with international law.

Answering a question whether Vietnam is much reliant on China, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan made it clear that Vietnam is not dependent on any country in every aspect, including economics.

“Vietnam is always self-reliant. China is not the only economic partner of Vietnam”, he said.-VNA