Diplomats (front) listen to Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung's main economic report during the opening ceremony of the second annual session of the National Assemblyin Hanoi on October 21, 2013. Dung told deputies Vietnam's economic growth was expected to be 5.4 percent this year. AFP PHOTO/HOANG DINH Nam
German Chancellor Angela Merkel accompanies Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on October 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. Prime Minister Nguyen is on a two-day visit to Germany that started yesterday with his arrival in Stuttgart.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung depart after speaking to the media following talks at the Chancellery on October 15, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The two leaders discussed, among other topics, the current tensions between China, Vietnam and the Philippines over access to the South China Sea sea lanes.