Washington: The decision of Secretary of State John Kerry not travel Islamabad during 10-day trip of seven Asian countries, including India, should not be seen as a snub to Pakistan, the US clarified on Thursday.

"Absolutely not... The Secretary (of State) is ready to go, he wants to go (to Pakistan). We are working on scheduling and time to go," State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said.

"Secretary Kerry plans to travel to Pakistan as soon as his schedule permits. As he has consistently stated, he is eager to meet with the new government which just took office there," Psaki said.

Psaki said Kerry wanted to spend some good time in Pakistan, but right now, the developments in the Middle East do not permit him.


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