160. Message from Prime Minister Macmillan to President Kennedy, January 131

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My Dear Friend,

You know, I was very glad to hear that you have time to have private talks with the Russians about the [illegible in the original] of nuclear tests. This has now become public knowledge and on reflection I think it would be very useful if we could be associated with you in the talks. If that is agreeable, perhaps this could be after the first meeting. We have been so much together in all this that I feel it would be held to be quite natural for our cooperation to continue as before. I hope you will agree.

With warm regard,

Harold Macmillan
  1. British desire to participate in U.S.–U.S.S.R talks on nuclear test ban. Top Secret. 1 p. Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, MacmillanKennedy, 1963.