Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Haig to Thatcher (Pakistan/Afghanistan) [declassified 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: Washington?
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)
Editorial comments: Despatched 1805 GMT 18 Apr 1981; declassified 4 Apr 2000.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 105 words
Themes: Foreign policy (Asia), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states)

Dear Madame Prime Minister,

The President has asked me to express to you his profound admiration for your forthright and courageous comments to the press in India on Pakistan’s defense needs and on the situation in Afghanistan. As so often has been the case, we find ourselves in complete agreement with you. Allow me to add by [sic] personal gratitude and thanks for the time you gave me in our meeting last week in London.

Alexander M. Haig