Foreign Minister Westerwelle expresses his condolences on the death of Richard Holbrooke

14.12.2010 - Press release

On the death of US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle today (14 December) made the following statement in Brussels:

“The sudden and tragic passing of Richard Holbrooke is a great loss. His death has taken from us a consistently far-sighted thinker and a true friend of Germany. We share in the grief now felt by his family and friends. Richard Holbrooke played a crucial role in shaping international policy, helping, for example, to bring about the Dayton Agreement for peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina. I valued his contribution to formulating the new international strategy on Afghanistan extremely highly.”

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