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June 11, 1981

Letter from US President Reagan to South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha

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Reagan writes to South African Prime Minister R. F. "Pik" Botha regarding his meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Information, Pieter W. Botha (no relation). Reagan expresses hope that relations between the two countries will be more cooperative in the future, and states that although the Nambia issue has complicated that relationship, it "can also be an opportunity to help stem the growth of Soviet influence in the region."

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South African Foreign Affairs Archive, File 1/33/3, vol. 77, USA Relations with RSA. Obtained and contributed by Or Rabinowitz.


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