Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Thatcher letter to Reagan (trade in military technology) [declassified 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: 10 Downing Street
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)
Editorial comments: Declassified 28 March 2000. In the same file, William Clark to Sir Oliver Wright, 22 July 1983, expresses the President's thanks for MT's rapid reply.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 123 words
Themes: Defence (arms control), Trade, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan

Declassified F96-107#209
By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00

UK Confidential

10 Downing Street
The Prime Minister

29 June 1983

Dear Ron,

I was grateful for your message which Cap Weinberger passed to me.

As I told him, we are entirely at one with you in wishing to strengthen COCOM. Our people are already in close touch bilaterally about achieving Alliance agreement on ways of making our enforcement machinery more effective and about preparation for COCOM’s forthcoming meetings. I attach great importance to the closest Anglo/US co-operation in this field.

Yours ever,