Archive (Reagan Library)

Economy: Thatcher letter to Reagan (thanks for hosting G7) [declassified 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: 10 Downing Street
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State Files (Box 35)
Editorial comments: Declassified 28 March 2000.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 167 words
Themes: Economic policy - theory and process, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan

Declassified F96-107#202
By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00

UK Confidential

Dear Ron,

Thank you so much for all the arrangements which made my visit to Williamsburg at once so enjoyable and so rewarding. It gave me the greatest pleasure to see you and to talk with you again. Thank you for setting time aside for our private discussions and thank you for conducting the formal talks towards such a successful outcome. The Summit’s conclusions on economic questions and its statement on defence and disarmament will do much for the vitality, cohesion and strength of the free world in the years ahead. I hope they bring to the United States and to you personally encouragement and support in your leadership of the Western Alliance. We in Britain remain deeply indebted to America and its President.

Finally, may I thank you for your handsome gift. This elegant bowl captures so well the beauty and calm of Williamsburg which will remain in my mind for years to come.

Yours ever,