Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Washington, April 21, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of the recent executive orders by the United States Administration which indicated a possible tightening of the H-1B visa regime at a bilateral meeting with United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross here on Thursday.
Mr. Jaitley outlined the significant contributions the skilled Indian professionals have made to the US economy and expressed the hope that the US administration will take this aspect into consideration while taking any decision, an official press release said.
The Minister, who is the US to attend the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was accompanied to the meeting by Indian Ambassador in Washington Navtej Sarna and Secretar, Economic Affairs, Shaktikanta Das.
Both leaders emphasized the strength of India-US economic relations and the bipartisan support it has acquired over the years.
Mr. Jatiley briefed the US Commerce Secretary on the strength of the Indian economy and the significant structural reforms the Government of India had undertaken over the last three years.
Mr. Ross congratulated Mr. Jaitley on making the Goods & Service Tax (GST) a reality, the release added.