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South Africa: Charles Powell briefing for MT ("Meeting with Mr Mandela") ["the impression we want to emerge from the meeting is of some courteous straight-talking"; account also of Mandela conversation with Hurd] [declassified Dcr 2018]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: No.10 Downing Street
Source: PREM19/4454 f187
Editorial comments:

Supporting documents follow Powell's brief, including a record of Mandela's conversation with Douglas Hurd the previous day. View other documents selected from this file. View the full file.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 27pp
Themes: Foreign policy (International organizations), Commonwealth (South Africa), Northern Ireland, Charles Powell minutes, British policy towards South Africa