India’s Ambassador Nirupama Rao has flagged the concerns of the Indian companies with regard to the immigration reform during her meeting here with a top American Senator.

“Highlighting the rapidly growing trade and economic engagement between India and the United States, Rao conveyed her deep appreciation to Senator Menendez for his support for high-skilled immigration, an issue of significant interest for Indian businesses in the United States,” Indian Embassy spokesman M. Sridharan had said in a statement yesterday.

US foreign policy

During her meeting with Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday, Rao also discussed the bilateral relationship with the US lawmaker, who in his current capacity, plays a key role in shaping the US foreign policy.

Rao and Menendez also exchanged views on the latest developments in India-US relations and highlighted the shared values and interests binding their partnership.

Immigration Reform Bill

Menendez, the Democratic Senator from New Jersey, is also a member of the bipartisan group of eight Senators — called the gang of eight — who have tabled the comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill in the Senate last week.

Both expressed appreciation for the strength provided to this partnership by the rich and vibrant contributions of the Indian American community in the United States.

Rao also exchanged views on the regional situation in South Asia and extended an invitation to Menendez to visit India, the press statement said.

(This article was published on April 25, 2013)
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