Archive (Reagan Library)

Cold War: Thatcher letter to Reagan (thanks for visit) [declassified/released 2000]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: 10 Downing Street
Source: Reagan Library: WHORM Subject File CO167/174851
Editorial comments:
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 183 words
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), MT contacts with Ronald Reagan
Declassified/released NLS S98-004#54
BY CAS, NARA, DATE: 7/14/00

10 Downing Street

3 October 1983

Dear Ron,

It was a great pleasure to see you during my visit to Washington. I am very grateful to you for the time which you made available for our private talk and for your hospitality to me and my colleagues at our working lunch. I believe that it was timely for us to be able to talk together at this moment about the major issues of international relations which are of such concern to us both, and as always I greatly value and enjoyed our exchanges.

I want to thank you also for the letter which you sent to me when I received the Winston Churchill Award in the evening following the meeting. You will understand how honoured and delighted I was to receive an Award in the name of Winston Churchill. That pleasure and pride was enhanced by your characteristically generous letter.

Yours ever,