Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Reagan letter to Thatcher (congratulations on his reelection) [declassified 1998]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: Reagan Library: Executive Secretariat NSC Head of State File (T190/84); copy in THCR 3/1/42
Editorial comments:

Despatched 2257 GMT 13 Nov 1984; declassified 13 Oct 1998. THCR 3/1/42 copy notes telegram sent on to FCO with covering letter.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 194 words
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan, MT messages to and from world leaders

Declassified 98-005#007
By SMF, NARA, Date 10/3/98


November 13, 1984

Dear Margaret:

Thank you very much for your generous and warm words in the wake of our election. It was an honor and privilege to receive such an endorsement from the American electorate. I dare to say that I almost feel as if I am in your electoral league.

I, too, look forward to continuing closest consultations. Indeed, I pledge to do so. I recall the great utility of our exchange of views at the outset of my first term, and I like very much the idea of a seminar on arms control and East-West relations. I am asking my staff to contact yours to arrange a mutually convenient date early in 1985.

With regard to the possibility of your stopping in California on December 22, I regret that my schedule is such that I will not be there until after Christmas.

Again, thank you very much for your thoughtful message. [end p1]

Nancy joins me in sending our fondest regards to you and Denis.