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Falklands: MT letter to President Figueiredo (response to his message of sympathy following HMS Sheffield attack) ["for our part we will spare no effort to achieve a peaceful negotiated solution"] [declassified Spt 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: FCO7/4123 f46
Editorial comments: Confusingly the telegram is dated 9 May (when it was drafted) but also openly refers to 11 May. The latter date is clearly the correct one. For some reason, perhaps pressure of business, the letter does not appear on the registered series of Prime Ministerial messages. Drafting material follows the document. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here. Read other documents selected from this file.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 7pp
Themes: Defence (Falklands War, 1982), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (USA), MT messages to and from world leaders