Message of recognition by the Burmese Government, October 16, 1943:

HIS EXCELLENCY
THE PRESIDENT PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC
MANILA

I HAVE THE HONOUR TO ACKNOWLEDGE WITH THANKS THE RECEIPT OF YOUR EXCELLENCYS TELEGRAM NO. 8089 DATED MANILA THE 14TH INSTANT ANNOUNCING THAT THE PHILIPPINES HAS PROCLAIMED HER INDEPENDENCE AND SOVEREIGNTY AND HAS ALSO ORGANIZED A GOVERNMENT WHICH IS REPUBLICAN IN FORM (STOP) I DESIRE TO INFORM YOUR EXCELLENCY THAT THE ABOVE NEWS WAS RECEIVED WITH GREAT JUBILATION THROUGHOUT THIS COUNTRY (STOP) THE ENTIRE BURMESE NATION ARE GRATIFIED THAT THE PHILIPPINES HAS AT LAST ACHIEVED HER NATIONAL DESTINY (STOP) THE ADVENT OF THE PHILIPPINES AS AN INDEPENDENT UNIT IN THE EAST ASIATIC COPROSPERITY SPHERE WILL NO DOUBT ADD TO OUR JOINT MATERIAL AND MORAL STRENGTH IN THE CONDUCT OF THE PRESENT WAR OF ASIATIC LIBERATION IN WHICH WE ARE NOW ENGAGED AGAINST OUR COMMON FOES (STOP) THE BURMESE GOVERNMENT ARE VERY PLEASED TO ACCORD RECOGNITION TO THE INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND SINCERELY HOPE THAT THE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES WILL BE ALWAYS CORDIAL AND COOPERATIVE (STOP) I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY OF RENEWING TO YOUR EXCELLENCY THE ASSURANCE OF MY HIGHEST CONSIDERATION THE 16TH OCTOBER, 1943.

HAKIN DU
FOREIGN MINISTER BURMA

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library