Message of congratulation by Bulgaria to the Republic of the Philippines, October 22, 1943:

I HAVE THE HONOR TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THE TELEGRAM IN WHICH YOUR EXCELLENCY KINDLY INFORMS THAT ON THE 4TH OF OCTOBER, 1943, THE PHILIPPINES PROCLAIMED HER INDEPENDENCE AND DECLARED HERSELF A SOVEREIGN NATION AND ORGANIZED A GOVERNMENT REPUBLICAN IN FORM. I AM THANKING YOUR EXCELLENCY FOR EXPRESSING YOUR DESIRE IN SEEING ESTABLISHED RELATIONS OF AMITY BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. I WISH TO SHARE YOUR EXCELLENCY’S DESIRE ENTIRELY. I AVAIL MYSELF OF THIS OCCASION TO PRESENT YOU THE ASSURANCES OF MY MOST DISTINGUISHED CONSIDERATION.

CHICHMANON
MINISTRE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES
SOFIA, BULGARIA

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library