By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00
Memorandum for the President
From: Robert C. McFarlane
Subject: President’s reply to Mrs. Thatcher’s Letter on Hong Kong
You will recall that Mrs. Thatcher wrote you in late September outlining Britain’s agreement with China on Hong Kong’s future, and urging that we issue a statement expressing confidence in Hong Kong’s future prosperity, which George Shultz did. Your reply congratulates Mrs. Thatcher on the historic agreement, expresses confidence in Hong Kong’s future, and expresses hope that the agreement will improve ties between China and the West.
That you sign the reply to Mrs. Thatcher at Tab A.
[The President initialled his assent.]