Ready to discuss all issues with Swaraj: Aziz

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Pakistan Prime Minister's Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today said he is willing to discuss all issues, including the Pathankot terror attack, with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj here in Nepal.

Aziz also expressed hope that the Pakistani Special Investigation Team will be able to visit India soon to carry forward the probe into the attack at the Air Force base in Pathankot in January.

"Don't worry. The main purpose of the meeting, of course, is to handover the invitation for the SAARC Summit. And then anything she wants to discuss, we will discuss," he told reporters here in the Nepali resort town as he arrived for the 37th SAARC Council of Ministers Meeting.

Asked if he was positive of an outcome of his meeting with Swaraj tomorrow, Aziz said, "We will tell you after the meeting. We are always open for positive outcome".

He said Pakistan has been "responding" to the Pathankot issue.

"We are responding on that and you know it. We are talking on all subjects," he said, replying to sustained questions on whether Pathankot attack will be discussed.

Asked when can one expect Pakistani SIT in India, he replied, "very soon InshAllah".

Swaraj and Aziz are scheduled to meet tomorrow on the sidelines of the SAARC meeting during which the External Affairs Minister is expected to nudge Pakistan to take action in the aftermath of the air base attack, which came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Lahore on December 25 last year.

Source PTI

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