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The new Prime Minister needs to rapidly carry out pending labour, fiscal and tax reforms for a faster economic revival.
The 2006 Nobel Prize winner says he worries about social welfare systems that create a culture of dependency or entitlement.
Moscow has said it is ready for dialogue with new Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.
The US Federal Reserve has begun to discuss options to raise interest rates as the economy improves.
Although he won popular support after the January 2011 uprising, his rival Hamdeen Sabahi is expected to lose, say most poll numbers.
China's Defence ministry said Japanese planes had carried out "dangerous" actions during its joint maritime exercises with Russia.
China clocked a growth of 7.4 per cent in the first quarter of 2014.
He will be the first Pontiff to cross from Jordan into the West Bank - occupied by Israel since 1967 - where he will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Putin called the Chinese “serious negotiators” but “reliable partners” who drove a hard bargain during Putin’s two-day visit to China this week.
More than 300000 people have been affected, seven killed in the torrential downpour.