“The staff of the United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina are deeply saddened by the passing of Richard Holbrooke.
Ambassador Holbrooke was one of Americaâ€™s finest statesmen and a true champion of peace, as evidenced by his work as architect of the Dayton Accords, which brought peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina in November 1995. Bringing peace to Bosnia and Herzegovina required intense energy, devotion and courage. Ambassador Holbrooke had all of these qualities.
In the words of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, â€œAmerica has lost one of its fiercest champions and most dedicated public servants.â€
All of us at the Embassy send our condolences to his widow and the rest of their family.
In remembrance of Ambassador Holbrooke, the flag at Embassy Sarajevo was lowered to half-staff on Tuesday.
A condolence book will be available for signing at Embassy Sarajevo from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday and on Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. The condolences will then be sent to Washington, D.C.