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Relations with India, Pak not at expense of other: White House official

Washington: With President Barack Obama skipping Pakistan when he makes his second visit to India, a senior White House official has said the US does not view its relationships with the two countries as taking

PTI [ Updated: January 22, 2015 9:01 IST ]
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relations with india pak not at expense of other white house official

Washington: With President Barack Obama skipping Pakistan when he makes his second visit to India, a senior White House official has said the US does not view its relationships with the two countries as taking place at the expense of the other.

"It's important that we make clear, and the (US) President did last time when he went to India (in 2010), that we don't view these relationships as taking place at the expense of the other... that we can have a good relationship with India and we can have a good relationship with Pakistan," Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters.

"Frankly, that's in the interest of all the three countries," Rhodes said when asked if the White House wrestled with the diplomatic implications of Obama missing out on visiting Pakistan.

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