Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly" visit Pakistan next year to attend the SAARC summit, Pakistan Premier's Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said.
"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will certainly visit Pakistan next year," Aziz told reporters after attending a two-day conference at the 6th Think Tank Forum of Islamic Countries here yesterday.
Pakistan will host the SAARC summit in 2016 and leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) — which comprises of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka — would be invited.
Talking about Indo-Pak relations, Aziz was quoted by Dawn News as saying that "all matters of common interest will be included in the talks, whenever they are started."
Aziz said that although the Indian Foreign Secretary's visit had a SAARC agenda, both sides had used the opportunity to discuss bilateral issues.
He termed the lack of trust between Pakistan and India as a major issue and said there would be progress on other matters if trust was gradually restored.