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Sushma Swaraj raises H1B visa issue with US Secretary of State Tillerson

It was the first bilateral meeting between India and the US after PM Modi's visit to Washington

ANI  |  New York 

Sushma Swaraj, Rex Tillerson, Taro Kono, India, Japan, US
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center, stands with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, left, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono at the Palace Hotel during a meeting in New York.

India's External Affairs Minister (EAM) raised the issue of and children falling under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy during her meeting with the United States Secretary of State on Friday.

The two sides also reviewed all aspects all the bilateral relationship, including expanding our trade and investment relations.

The two Ministers discussed regional issues with focus on Pakistan, and terrorism

Swaraj's meeting with was held on the sidelines of and came after U.S. President Donald Trump's urged to do more in last month.

It was the first bilateral meeting between and the US after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to in June.

Swaraj is in New York for the 72nd annual session of the

Earlier, Trump's daughter and advisor met Swaraj on the sidelines of the ongoing annual session.

After the meeting, Ivanka took to Twitter and said that she has always respected Swaraj, adding that the EAM was charismatic and accomplished.

"I have long respected India's accomplished and charismatic Foreign Minister @SushmaSwaraj, and it was an honor to meet her today," Ivanka tweeted.

Ivanka discussed the issue of women empowerment with

First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 21:19 IST