The 19th iteration of the U.S.-Armenia Joint Economic Taskforce (USATF) took place on September 26, 2011. The U.S. Department of State welcomed the Minister of Finance of Armenia, Vache Gabrielian, and his delegation. Several U.S. Government agencies, including the Department of State, Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and U.S. Agency for International Development, participated in the meeting.
Established in 1999, the USATF meets annually to discuss ways to deepen economic ties, further trade and investment between Armenia and the United States, and advance market reforms in Armenia, as well as to discuss opportunities for U.S. assistance to contribute to Armenia’s long-term economic development. The task force is an open forum to discuss issues of concern and interest to both countries.
This year’s meeting in Washington, D.C., co-chaired by Coordinator for Assistance to Europe and Eurasia Daniel N. Rosenblum and Armenian Minister of Finance Gabrielian, focused on promoting trade and investment and enhancing the business climate in Armenia.