United Nations, Mar 1: The world is reacting to the escalating situation between India-Pakistan. On this situation, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa expressed ‘great concern” and calls on both sides to seek dialogue to avoid an escalation of tensions, her spokesperson confirmed.
Several international leaders to have expressed concern over the escalating tensions between the two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors, calling for restraint and need for dialogue.
Former UN Deputy Secretary-General and Foreign Minister of Sweden Jan Eliasson tweeted that the conflict between India and Pakistan is “potentially suicidal. Heavy responsibility on their leaders to calm down and de-escalate the situation and to open up to diplomacy and back-channel contacts. Such efforts should be strongly supported by the outside world. The fuse is short.”