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,