Archive (Reagan Library)

Economy: Reagan letter to Thatcher (environment - London G7 follow-up) [declassified 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: NSA Head of State File (Box 36)
Editorial comments: Declassified 28 March 2000.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 276 words
Themes: Defence (general), Economic policy - theory and process, Environment, Foreign policy (USA)

Declassified F96-107#316
By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00

The White House

February 7, 1984

Dear Margaret:

Thank you for your recent letter and the accompanying report from last month’s meeting in London of the Environment Ministers of the Economic Summit countries. Our representative, Mr. Fitzhugh Green, gave us a very favorable account of the discussions. He also praised the excellent organisation and administrative arrangements.

With the report by the Summit Working Group on Technology, Growth and Employment on environmental research priorities also in hand, the two tasks we agreed to undertake last June in London in the environmental area have now been successfully completed. Therefore, let me extend my congratulations to you, and through you to Mr. Patrick Jenkin and the other officials of your Government, for carrying out the leadership role you assumed over the past year with such dedication, skill and accomplishment.

On a separate matter, thank you as well for your letter on the arms negotiations. I am delighted to hear that Bud McFarlane and Jim Abrahamson’s session with you went well. [Editor’s note: this meeting took place to brief MT on SDI.] We agree that consultations have played a key role in consolidating Alliance solidarity, and that it is important that we not slacken our efforts in this regard.

I look forward to continuing our discussions at the White House on February 20th.

Warm regards,