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Security Council Press Statement on Ambassador Richard C. Holbrooke
The following Security Council press statement was read out today by Council President Susan Rice ( United States):
The members of the Security Council are deeply saddened by the passing yesterday of their colleague and an extraordinary United States diplomat, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
They noted that Ambassador Holbrooke’s service spanned decades and continents, confronting profoundly difficult issues in global affairs. The members of the Council expressed admiration for his contributions as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as well as for his energetic and unrelenting commitment to promoting peace and strengthening international cooperation at the United Nations.
The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the family of Ambassador Holbrooke, in particular his wife Kati Marton and their family David, Anthony, Elizabeth, and Christopher, as well as to the people of the United States and the friends of Richard Holbrooke around the world.
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