Envoy Holbrooke to Quit Next Year

<i> Washington Post</i>

Richard Holbrooke, the man who helped negotiated the Bosnia peace agreement signed last week in Paris, has told President Clinton that he will leave his post as assistant secretary of state for European affairs early next year to spend more time with his wife and family in New York.

Administration officials said Holbrooke informed Clinton on Air Force One while they were flying back to Washington from Paris.

The officials said they expect Holbrooke to continue to play an advisory role on Bosnia-Herzegovina and to possibly undertake diplomatic missions to the region after his resignation.