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1988 Apr 6 - 1994 Jun 15
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/4561
Afghanistan (Soviet invasion; UK/Afghanistan relations: internal situation) (Part 8)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2018 Dec 28
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 285
Any docs withheld? 18

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88 Apr 6 Wed Afghanistan: UKE Islamabad telegram 471 to FCO (0958Z) ("Afghanistan: Geneva Talks") ["agreement... may now after all be close"] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 6 Wed Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 909 to FCO (2312Z) ("Afghanistan") ["Administration share the view that agreement at Geneva may now be close. But they are still waiting on a definitive response from the Russians to the latest US proposals on symmetry"] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 6 Wed Afghanistan: UKMIS Geneva telegram 215 to FCO (1421Z) ("Afghanistan: Proximity Talks") [Shevardnadze visit to Kabuk; "symmetry issue solved and border issue near solution. Signature possible in next few days"] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 7 Thu Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 921 to FCO (2140Z) ("Afghanistan") [assessment of US administrations's current stance on Soviet withdrawal negotiations] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 7 Thu Afghanistan: UKMIS Islamabad telegram 475 to FCO (1019Z) ("Afghanistan: President Zia Speaks of Imminent Agreement") [speech to Pakistan Parliament] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 9 Sat Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 933 to FCO (0056Z) ("Afghanistan") ["US welcome Cordovez's announcement that Geneva Accords will be signed next week. Still no response from the Russians on symmetry. Provided this is positive, Shultz plans to sign in Geneva"; details] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 13 Wed Afghanistan: President Zia-ul-Haq message to MT (Signing of Geneva Accords on Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan) [thanks for UK support; "I am confident that the United Kingdom will... play a leading role in the process of Afghanistan's economic reconstruction"] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 13 Wed Afghanistan: Prime Minister Junejo message to MT (Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan) [thanks for UK support for Pakistan] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 13 Wed Afghanistan: UKE Washington telegram 975 to FCO (2200Z) ("Afghanistan: Positive Symmetry") ["no formal agreement with the Russians... But [US administration] are confident that Soviet assurances... amount to a reliable basis for US signature as guarantors"; details] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 13 Wed Afghanistan: UKMIS Geneva telegram 225 to FCO (0844Z) ("Afghanistan: Proximity Talks") ["Peck briefs EC Heads of Mission on outcome of talks"] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 15 Fri Afghanistan: FCO telegram 314 to UKE Islamabad (1800Z) ("Afghanistan: Visit of Pakistani Acting Foreign Minister to London") [record of conversation: Lord Glenarthur, Noorani] [released Jul 2018]
88 Apr 15 Fri Afghanistan: UKDEL NATO telegram 151 to FCO (1649Z) ("Afghanistan: Briefing of NAC by US Deputy Assistant Secretary Peck") [summary report] [released Jul 2018]
88 May 2 Mon Afghanistan: MT message to Prime Minister Junejo (1600Z) (Signing of Geneva Accords on Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan) [commendation of Pakistan's role; Afghan internal political settlement] [released Jul 2018]
88 May 3 Tue Afghanistan: MT message to President Zia-ul-Haq (1700Z) (Signing of Geneva Accords on Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan) [commendation of Pakistan's role; aid for refugee relief and resettlement] [released Jul 2018]
88 May 7 Sat Afghanistan: UKE Moscow telegram 796 to FCO (0500Z) ("Afghanistan: Policy Options") [analysis of current Soviet thinking] [released Jul 2018]
88 Jun 10 Fri Afghanistan: Percy Cradock minute to Charles Powell ("Afghanistan: Soviet Withdrawal") [conflicting reports over possible halting of withdrawal due to Pakistan violations of the Geneva accord] [released Jul 2018]
88 Jun 16 Thu Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Afghanistan") [proposed key UK objectives; MT rejects idea of UK support for intra-Afghan dialogue on post-Soviet government] [released Jul 2018]
88 Jun 16 Thu Afghanistan: UKE Moscow telegram 1039 to FCO (1300Z) ("USSR/Afghanistan") ["Further oblique warning to the US in a Pravda editorial, which continues the attack on Pakistan. Soviet denial that troop withdrawal timetable has changed"; details] [released Jul 2018]
88 Jun 17 Fri Afghanistan: Percy Cradock minute to MT ("Policy on Afghanistan: Foreign Office letter of 16 June") [thoughts on post-Soviet government & UK aid] [released Jul 2018]
88 Jun 28 Tue Afghanistan: Howe PS letter to No.10 ("Afghanistan") [Howe & MT in disagreement over UK support for UN-sponsored intra-Afghan dialogue] [released Jul 2018]