May 2 2006

YEREVAN, MAY 2, ARMENPRESS: The 12-th meeting of the US-Armenian Task
Force has started today in Yerevan chaired by Armenian economy and
finance minister Vartan Khachatrian and Tom Adams, a US administration
official in charge of Europe and Eurasia affairs.

The meeting will discuss a wide scope of issues of bilateral
interest. On the meeting's agenda are also issues on measures to
promote Armenian economy development, democratic reforms, issues
pertaining to the Millennium Challenges Account program, reforms
in customs and taxation areas and others. Also discussed will be
agriculture, energy, education, judicial sectors related issues.

The US-Armenian Task Force was founded in 2002 to promote US-Armenian
cooperation. The Task Force holds two annual meetings, one in Armenia
and one in the USA. In the last decade the government of the USA has
carried out $1.6 billion worth various development and humanitarian
projects in Armenia.