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Arun Jaitley raises H-1B visa issue with US officials

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has made a strong case for reforms in H1B and L1 visa processes and social security contribution during his talks with US Treasury and Commerce Secretaries.

Mr Jaitley, who is in the US on a week-long tour, held bilateral meetings with his US counterpart and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

Mr Jaitley asked them to appreciate the contributions of Indian professionals to America’s economy so that they are not unfairly deprived of their well earned money.

The Finance Minister also discussed Indo-US Economic cooperation, in particular how bilateral trade and investment can be improved between the two countries.

Mr Jaitley highlighted the structural reforms India has undertaken through a series of bold measures, including the Goods and Service Tax, financial inclusion and action against the shadow economy.

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