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Update on Ambassador Richard Holbrooke


Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
December 12, 2010

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Ambassador Richard Holbrooke remains in critical condition at George Washington University Hospital, where he is surrounded by his family, friends, colleagues and staff. Today, Ambassador Holbrooke underwent an additional procedure to improve circulation following yesterday's surgery.

Today Ambassador Holbrooke's wife, Kati Marton, received calls from President Karzai and President Zardari; Secretary Clinton also spoke with President Karzai. His family is grateful for the outpouring of support and prayers coming in from his many friends, colleagues and leaders around the world.



PRN: 2010/1801

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