Speeches, etc.

Margaret Thatcher

Letter to President-elect Reagan ("your inauguration ... a symbol of hope for the Alliance")

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: No.10 Downing Street
Source: Thatcher Archive
Editorial comments:
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 121

Dear Ronald ReaganMr. President,

May I send you my congratulations, and those of my colleagues in the British Government, on your inauguration as President of the United States. You face a formidable task of leadership at a dangerous time. But your inauguration is a symbol of hope for the Alliance, and you can depend on our confidence and support as we work together to meet the challenges of the 1980s.

I look forward to renewing our friendship when we meet in Washington next month, and to consolidating the close relationship between our two countries.

With best wishes

Warm personal regards,

Yours sincerely

Margaret Thatcher