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Ivanka Trump meets Sushma Swaraj, calls her ‘charismatic’ in tweet

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United States President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly session in New York.

Ivanka, who would be leading American delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India in November, discussed women’s entrepreneurship and workforce development in the two countries.

In a tweet, Ivanka, 35, expressed her respect for Swaraj after the meeting, “I have long respected India’s accomplished and charismatic Foreign Minister @SushmaSwaraj, and it was an honor to meet her today.”

“We had a great discussion on women’s entrepreneurship, the upcoming #GES2017 and workforce development in the US and India,” Ivanka also said in a tweet after the meeting.

India and the US will co-host the GES in Hyderabad from November 28 to 30. The GES is the preeminent annual gathering of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from around the world.

Swaraj discussed “Women Empowerment” and Ivanka’s forthcoming visit to India, the Indian Embassy said in a tweet.

During her week-long stay, the minister, leading a high-powered Indian 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.

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