Washington: The US has said that it is looking forward to working with Vladimir Putin as the new President of Russia.

Though it has decided not to name Putin in the official statement on the conclusion of the Russia's presidential elections till his victory is officially certified.

As the Obama Administration moves ahead on the "reset" of its relationship with Russia, the State Department said it would continue to be clear and straightforward about areas where it disagrees with Moscow.

Congratulatory messages to Putin from top American leadership would be coming once Putin is officially declared as the winner, the State Department spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, told reporters at her daily news conference, noting that the US has no doubt that Putin would be the next President of Russia.

"I think we need to have the new president come into office. You know that our interest remains, as it has always been, in as much cooperation and as much common action as we can have with the Russian Federation on challenges of common interest.

"That said, as we have always said throughout this reset period, we will continue to be clear and straightforward about areas where we disagree. So we really need to let the new president come into office, and we will work from there," Nuland said.