Nikol Pashinian and Vladimir Putinto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed the hope that the good results of economic cooperation of Moscow and Yerevan will be able not only to preserve but also to multiply it. This was stated during the first meeting in Sochi with the new Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, RIA Novosti reported on Monday, may 14.
“I wish you success at the head of the government and we hope that our relations will develop just as steadily as it was until now”, — said Putin.
The Russian leader stressed that Moscow considers Armenia as its “closest partner and ally in the region,” in particular, this applies to economic cooperation and security issues.
May 11, Nikol Pashinyan expressed confidence that the Armenian-Russian relations will change for the better.
Pashinyan was elected Prime Minister on may 8 to vote in the National Assembly of the country. For his candidacy voted 59 deputies (with 53 required), vs — 42. The Prime Minister has been elected thanks to the votes cast by members of the ruling Republican party of Armenia, which after the appointment Pashinian announced his departure to the opposition.
Elections of the new head of the government took place against the backdrop of the political crisis, which was triggered by the appointment of former President Serzh Sargsyan to the post of Prime Minister.
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