Obama's envoy to Pak & Afghan Holbrooke dies

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Richard Holbrooke
New York, Dec 14: US envoy Richard Holbrooke, died on Monday, Dec 13, at the George Washington University Hospital following post-aortic surgery complications. He was 69 years old.

President Obama's tweet that read, “America is more secure and the world is a safer place because of the effort of Ambassador Richard Holbrooke."

Holbrooke called as America's toughest diplomatic planner. Holbrooke broke the peace agreement in 1995 which ended the 3 years war in Bosnia.

Currently Holbrooke was into a task of pressing Kabul and Islamabad to work together for combating Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

He also headed policy related to military operations and infrastructure developments in Afghanistan.

He joined Obama's government in 2009 as special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke played a vital role in Obama's strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Obama said, “Holbrooke a lofty figure in American foreign policy, a vital member of my Afghanistan and Pakistan team and a untiring public servant who has won the admiration of the American people and people around the world."

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