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India-US ties more stronger: Jaitley

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New Delhi: India-US ties have “matured” and become “stronger” over the last few decades, defying government changes in the two countries, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

Jaitley, speaking at a reception hosted by India’s Ambassador to the US Navtej Sarna, said the Indian government was looking forward to working with the Trump administration to strengthen bilateral ties.

Stressing that India-US relationship has bipartisan support in both the countries, he said, “In one sense it is a bipartisan relationship. I am sure it would be a great privilege for us to continue with the new administration to strengthen the various dimensions of this relationship.

On Saturday, Arun Jaitley met US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the first cabinet-level interaction between the two countries under the Trump Administration.

During the cabinet-level interaction, Jaitley strongly raised India’s concerns over the Trump administration’s move to tighten the H-1B visa regime, highlighting the key role played by Indian professionals in boosting the American economy.

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