Dec. 15, 1984: Mikhail Gorbachev, then second-ranking secretary in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, arrives in Britain with his wife for a week-long visit. After meeting him, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says, "I like Mr. Gorbachev -- we can do business together." Oct. 2, 1985: The Gorbachevs travel to France for a four-day visit. It is his first visit to a Western nation since assuming power in March. The couple are met by French President Francois Mitterrand, who holds a banquet in their honor at the Elysee Palace. In a speech to the French legislature, Gorbachev invites Britain and France to join the Soviet Union in separate talks on the reduction of nuclear weapons in Europe. Nov. 18, 1985: Immediately after President and Mrs. Reagan's arrival in Geneva for a U.S.-Soviet summit, the Gorbachevs fly there. Nancy Reagan and Raisa Gorbachev meet privately on the 19th and again at official dinners on the 19th and 20th. The president and general secretary meet Nov. 19 and 20, then depart on the 21st to brief their respective allies. Oct. 10, 1986: Gorbachev flies to Reykjavik, Iceland, for a preparatory summit with Reagan. Raisa Gorbachev accompanies her husband. Nancy Reagan does not accompany the president. Negotiations on an accord that would reduce offensive nuclear weapons fall apart Oct. 12 in a disagreement over "Star Wars," the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative. Nov. 25, 1986: The Gorbachevs fly to New Delhi for the first visit by a Soviet leader in six years. On Nov. 27 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Gorbachev reaffirm the Delhi Declaration, repeating their respective positions on defense issues. The two countries also sign a $2.2 billion economic agreement with new credits for India and promises of Soviet assistance on industrial projects. Dec. 15, 1984: Mikhail Gorbachev, then second-ranking secretary in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, arrives in Britain with his wife for a week-long visit. After meeting him, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says, "I like Mr. Gorbachev -- we can do business together." Oct. 2, 1985: The Gorbachevs travel to France for a four-day visit. It is his first visit to a Western nation since assuming power in March. The couple are met by French President Francois Mitterrand, who holds a banquet in their honor at the Elysee Palace. In a speech to the French legislature, Gorbachev invites Britain and France to join the Soviet Union in separate talks on the reduction of nuclear weapons in Europe. Nov. 18, 1985: Immediately after President and Mrs. Reagan's arrival in Geneva for a U.S.-Soviet summit, the Gorbachevs fly there. Nancy Reagan and Raisa Gorbachev meet privately on the 19th and again at official dinners on the 19th and 20th. The president and general secretary meet Nov. 19 and 20, then depart on the 21st to brief their respective allies. Oct. 10, 1986: Gorbachev flies to Reykjavik, Iceland, for a preparatory summit with Reagan. Raisa Gorbachev accompanies her husband. Nancy Reagan does not accompany the president. Negotiations on an accord that would reduce offensive nuclear weapons fall apart Oct. 12 in a disagreement over "Star Wars," the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative. Nov. 25, 1986: The Gorbachevs fly to New Delhi for the first visit by a Soviet leader in six years. On Nov. 27 Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Gorbachev reaffirm the Delhi Declaration, repeating their respective positions on defense issues. The two countries also sign a $2.2 billion economic agreement with new credits for India and promises of Soviet assistance on industrial projects.