Armenian PM expects relations with Russian Federation to improve

Armenian PM expects relations with Russian Federation to improve

"The issue we face is to make the lives of Armenian citizens better", Pashinyan said, adding that, on the political level, the primary task is to prepare Armenia for snap parliamentary elections. They have shown the world that they can demand less corruption and more accountability from their government and win.

In a referendum in 2015, Armenia adopted constitutional changes to move the powers from the president to the prime minister.

On Monday, Nikol Pashinyan will attend the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council's session.

I am hopeful and look forward to continuing to develop and strengthen the relationship between the United States and Armenia.

Sargsyan was elected as prime minister on April 17.

Putin called Armenia Russia's "closest" economic and security partner and ally in the Caucasus region, according to a Kremlin read-out of the first meeting between the two leaders on Monday.

Pashinyan has promised to continue the peaceful negotiations for the resolution of the Artsakh-Azerbaijan status and security issues, stressing the importance of Artsakh's full return to the negotiating process, and pledged to continue Armenia's efforts toward worldwide recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

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.

Armenia is under the pressure of its two large Muslim neighbors, Turkey and Azerbaijan, and must lean on the security assistance of Russian Federation.