Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory telegram to Nikol Pashinyan on his appointment as Prime Minister.

Putin expressed the hope that the Russian-Armenia dialogue would help strengthen allied interaction, the Kremlin press service reported.

The Russian president highlighted that relations between Russia and Armenia are based on good traditions of friendship and mutual respect, and the countries have gained considerable experience in fruitful cooperation in various fields.

As reported earlier, Armenian President Armen Sarkissian on Monday, the first day of the meeting of the new parliament, appointed Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister.