Message of recognition by Manchoukuo, October 15, 1943:

HIS EXCELLENCY, JOSE P. LAUREL
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF PHILIPPINES
MANILA

I WISH TO ACKNOWLEDGE WITH PLEASURE YOUR CABLE OF OCTOBER FOURTEENTH INFORMING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INDEPENDENT STATE REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES (STOP) I HAVE HONOR TO COMMUNICATE THAT MANCHOUKUO GOVERNMENT LEARNED WITH PROFOUND JOY THE REALIZATION OF LONG-CHERISHED INDEPENDENCE OF YOUR COUNTRY AND WHICH ENTERTAIN KEEN UNDERSTANDING OF HIGH IDEALS FOR WHICH YOUR COUNTRY STANDS HEREBY FORMALLY RECOGNIZE THE REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES AND THAT THE SAID GOVERNMENT ARE PREPARED TO DO THEIR UTMOST FOR PROMOTING AMICABLE RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES.

LI SHAOKENG
FOREIGN MINISTER OF MANCHOUKUO

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