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South Africa: UKE Pretoria telegram to FCO ("Text of a Statement by State President P E Botha on 29 July 1986") [Howe visit to southern Africa: "I told Sir Geoffrey that I looked upon his recent speech in the House of Commons as nothing but a threat against our country... Leave South Africa to the South Africans"] [declassified Feb 2016]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1969 f78
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 7pp
Themes: Trade, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Africa), Commonwealth (general), Commonwealth (South Africa), European Union (general), Media, Parliament, British policy towards South Africa, British relations with the US, Foreign Secretary's minutes