208. Letter From President Carter to Soviet General Secretary Brezhnev1

To President Brezhnev,

The signing of the SALT II Treaty a few minutes ago and also our fruitful discussions in Vienna2 have demonstrated the importance of better understanding and enhanced cooperation. I look forward to the future, and especially to our next meeting, when we will be able to build on this new foundation which we have established. I trust that we both will make every attempt to accommodate the special concerns expressed in our private meeting today and during the plenum sessions.

Rosalynn, Amy and I appreciated the personal gifts from you. They will be continuing reminders of the spirit of friendship and the pleasure of our first visit together.

Sincerely yours,

Jimmy Carter
  1. Source: Carter Library, Brzezinski Donated Material, Geographic File, Box 19, U.S.S.R.—Vienna Summit: (10/78–6/79). No classification marking. Carter’s letter is handwritten.
  2. See Documents 199201, 203, 204, 206, and 207.