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Kerry's India Visit to Focus on Trade, Immigration

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for a three-day visit.

Kerry arrived in New Delhi Sunday after a stop in Qatar, where he met with a group of foreign ministers to discuss Syria.

His first trip to India as secretary of state will likely focus on trade, immigration and security issues.

U.S. officials say the United States wants greater access for its goods in Indian markets. New Delhi, for its part, wants a friendlier U.S. immigration policy that will make it easier for highly skilled Indian workers to enter the American job market. Analysts say issues related to patents are likely to be discussed as well.

Kerry is scheduled to give a policy speech and meet with Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid before traveling to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday.

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