President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Dear Serzh Sargsyan! Dear Colleagues!
Allow me to welcome you most cordially to Moscow.
First of all I would like to congratulate you on the election results. I know that the political process in Armenia has been anything but simple, but we are determined that, whatever the outcome of the internal political process in Armenia, everything that has been achieved during recent years in bilateral relations between the Russian Federation and Armenia will be maintained and developed in the future.
We are very glad to see you. Welcome.
President-Elect of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan: Thank you, Vladimir Vladimirovich.
I am very glad to have this opportunity. Thank you for the invitation and the warm greetings. We have been able to count on your help in both in the run up to the election and after it, for which I am really grateful. Both President [Kocharian] and our ambassador conveyed your personal message to me. To be frank, we never expected this sort of one-on-one approach. Thank you for that.
In my turn, I would like to congratulate you on the success of the presidential campaign. We know that Dmitry Medvedev and you share positions on any number of issues, and in Armenia we hope his assumption of the office of President will enable our relations to develop further. We need this and will work to achieve it.