Ivanka Trump meets Sushma Swaraj, calls her a charismatic and accomplished leader

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New Delhi | Updated: September 19, 2017 9:54:40 AM

US President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session on Tuesday.

I have long respected India’s accomplished and charismatic Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, and it was an honor to meet her today,” Ivanka said. (Twitter/ Indian Embassy)

US President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly session on Tuesday. After the meeting was over Ivanka took to Twitter and said that she has always respected Swaraj. She said,”I have long respected India’s accomplished and charismatic Foreign Minister @SushmaSwaraj, and it was an honor to meet her today.” Ivanka would be leading an American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in India in November.  As per PTI report, Ivanka said,”We had a great discussion on women’s entrepreneurship, the upcoming #GES2017 and workforce development in the US and India.” India and US will co-host the GES Summit 2017 in Hyderabad starting from November 28 to 30. The GES is the preeminent annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

Swaraj and Ivanka discussed “Women Empowerment,” said the Indian Embassy on Twitter. During her week-long US visit, Swaraj leading a high-powered delegation is expected to hold about 20 bilateral and trilateral meetings with leaders attending the session. Swaraj is scheduled to leave for India, a day after her address to the UN General Assembly on September 23.

Meanwhile, as per PTI report, India sought investigations into North Korea’s nuclear proliferation linkages and asked to hold accountable those responsible for it, in a veiled reference to Pakistan. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s remarks came days after North Korea fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday. It follows North Korea’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test on September 3 which was in direct defiance of United Nations sanctions and other international pressure. “External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj deplored North Korea’s recent actions and stated that its proliferation linkages must be explored and those involved must be held accountable,” the ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told reporters at a news conference.

Swaraj’s assertion in this regard came during her trilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono yesterday on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly session here.

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