Chinese premier congratulates Pashinyan on election as Armenian PM

Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan

Armenian President Armen Sarkisyan

The post of Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic approved by the Chairman of the Board of Armenian "Ardshinbank" Mher Grigoryan, reports news Agency "Interfax".

The Armenian Parliament Tuesday elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country's prime minister.

After that began in Armenia announced by the opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan is a universal campaign of civil disobedience.

Central Valley Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) explained that "With the peaceful and democratic transition of power in Armenia, we see that the Armenian people have spoken and demonstrated which direction they want to move their nation - onwards".

"I do not think that pressure will be applied to Armenia".

Mger Grigoryan became deputy prime minister and Mane Tandilyan now is the minister of labor and social affairs.

In the phone call, Rouhani stressed the need for more efforts to tap the existing capabilities and potentials in Iran and Armenia to deepen the bilateral relations in various areas.

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

The appointment ended weeks of street protests led by Pashinyan against the election of Serzh Sargsyan, Armenia's president for the past 10 years, to the premiership office.

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

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