This picture taken on January 26, 2013 by the Vietnam News Agency shows Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (2nd R) looking at some missiles of which are equipped on Russian-made jets Sukhoi 30 MK2 as he visits a Vietnamese Air Force regiment based in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa. Amid rising maritime tension and island disputes in South China Sea, mostly with its northern Chinese neighbour, Vietnam's official media reported in recent months that Hanoi had ordered mainly from Russia modern weapons including submarines, missiles and jets to strengthen the Southeast Asian communist nation. AFP PHOTO/Vietnam News Agency
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.