Gorbachev on Thatcher:
Why is it that we were able to reach an understanding in the end? I believe one reason is that we gradually developed a personal rapport that became increasingly friendly over the years. Eventually we reached a degree of mutual trust.
Sometimes our outlook might be different, but our common need to look for a way out can bind us and help us build trust with one another. Friendship remains.
[NYTimes: Doing Business With the Iron Lady]