Opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan elected PM of Armenia

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told President Vladimir Putin on Monday that he wanted to further develop military relations with Russian Federation and stressed the importance of strategic ties between the neighboring countries.

Nikol Pashinyan said that Armenia's image is now very high, as never before, and every condition is created for Armenians to live in their homeland and be happy here. They have shown the world that they can demand less corruption and more accountability from their government and win.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that under the new Armenian government relations between Moscow and Yerevan will continue to develop just as robustly as before, TASS reports.

Sargsyan was elected as prime minister on April 17.

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"I am calling on all Armenian and Russian businessmen from Sochi and Russia to travel to Armenia, make investments and create jobs", he said.

Nikol Pashinyan and Hassan Rouhani discussed the prospects of Armenian-Iranian friendly relations and cooperation, as well as a number of worldwide and regional issues.

Protests were triggered after RPA chairman and Armenia's long-time leader Serzh Sargsyan who had been barred by the constitution from seeking another term as president became prime minister.

According to the press statement of the Armenian government, the two PMs have agreed to meet in the near future.