Message of recognition by Thailand, October 15, 1943:

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

YOUR EXCELLENCY I HAVE RECEIVED YOUR EXCELLENCY’S TELEGRAM OF THE 14TH INSTANT I LEARNT WITH PLEASURE THAT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES HAS NOW BEEN MADE THE INDEPENDENCE OF VARIOUS NATIONS IS AT PRESENT A MATTER OF INTEREST TO THE WORLD NOW THAT IT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED BY THE PHILIPPINES IT IS FITTING THAT ALL THE PEOPLE SHOULD REJOICE (STOP) HIS MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT RECOGNIZE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES AND IN THE NAME OF THE THAI GOVERNMENT AND THE THAI PEOPLE I BEG TO EXTEND TO YOU ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT OCCASION A CORDIAL MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATION MAY YOUR COUNTRY NOW AN INDEPENDENT NATION ATTAIN EVER GREATER AND MORE RESPLENDENT PROSPERITY I AVAIL MYSELF OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO OFFER TO YOUR EXCELLENCY THE ASSURANCE OF MY HIGHEST CONSIDERATION.

WICHIT WATHAKAN
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THAILAND

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library