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OPEN HOUSE HELD AT THE ARMENIAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Armenian News Network / Groong May 26, 2002 Hrach Kaspar YEREVAN, ARMENIA A day-long Open House was held today on the premises of the Armenian Development Agency in Yerevan. The event was organized within the framework of the second Armenia Diaspora Conference to familiarize Diaspora business people with the facilities, staff and expertise of the Armenian Development Agency. Nearly 200 Diasporan business people toured the agency and met with trade experts from the various departments and related agencies, such as the Enterprise Development Fund and the Business Support Fund. Visitors were briefed on the business environment in Armenia, in particular, on the tax, customs, banking and investment spheres. An exchange of business ideas and future involvement also took place. The Armenian Development Agency was created by the Government of Armenia immediately following the first Armenia Diaspora Conference. It acts as the government's main national intermediary for bridging gaps between policy development and implementation in the economic sector. The agency's main functions are to promote foreign investments and local exports by providing investor services, as well as business publications and information. For further information please contact Mr. Hrach Kaspar firstname.lastname@example.org