Archive (Reagan Library)

Economy: Reagan letter to Thatcher (London G7 thanks) [unclassified]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 35)
Editorial comments:
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 232 words
Themes: Economic policy - theory and process, Trade, Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan


The White House

June 19, 1984

Dear Margaret:

I want to express by letter what I told you in London. I admire the masterful job you did in organising and presiding over this year’s Summit.

Thanks to your leadership, the Summit was an outstanding success. The industrial democracies now are firmly launched on a close, collaborative approach to the problems of the eighties. We were able to make what I expect will be significant contributions to the continuation and expansion of the current world economic recovery.

We were also able, again thanks to your personal efforts, to go on record with meaningful statements underscoring the Summit countries’ determination to work together on the most pressing international issues. It was particularly gratifying to me that the London Summit carried forward, in a positive and effective way, the process which we were able to begin at Williamsburg last year.

While I have also written them directly, please pass on my deep appreciation to Sir Robert Armstrong and Nicholas Barrington, as well as the other members of your government, who worked long and hard in making the Summit a great and, let us hope, enduring success.