"We want to see US-India business-to-business ties remain strong," US State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner told reporters here at his daily press briefing on Monday.
He was responding to questions on the controversy following recent executive orders signed by US President Donald Trump which indicate a possible tightening of the H-1B visas.
"We greatly value Indian companies' continued investment in the US economy, which also, of course, supports thousands of US jobs," Toner said.
"With respect to any new requirements on visas, I'd have to check and see if that's been updated," he said.
"It's important to remember that this is always a part of how our consular bureau works and our consular officers work overseas, and our embassies and missions work overseas, and that is we're always reviewing the processes that are in place to issue these visas and finding ways to strengthen them, because we want to ensure the security of the American people," he added.
The issue was raised by Jaitley during his meetings last week in Washington with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as well as with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
"Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised the issue of H-1B visas for skilled professionals from India and highlighted the contribution which Indian companies and professionals are making to US economy," a Finance Ministry statement said.
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