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

A SON EXCELLENCE
MONSIEUR JOSE P. LAUREL
PRESIDENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE
DE PHILIPPINES
MANILA

MR. PRESIDENT I HAVE THE HONOR TO BRING TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR EXCELLENCY THAT I HAVE INFORMED THE GOVERNMENT OF THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF CROATIA OF THE CONTENTS OF THE TELEGRAM IN WHICH YOUR EXCELLENCY ANNOUNCED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES SO I HAVE THE GREAT JOY OF BEING ABLE TO INFORM YOUR EXCELLENCY THAT THE CROAT GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO RECOGNIZE DE JURE THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES UNDER DATE OF OCTOBER 16, 1943 IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CROATIA I AM HONORED TO SHARE THE DESIRE OF YOUR EXCELLENCY (THE DESIRE THAT YOUR EXCELLENCY WISHES TO EXPRESS) IN SEEING THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND THE INDEPENDENT STATE OF CROATIA BOUND BY CORDIAL RELATIONS AND FRIENDSHIP WITH THE ASSURANCE MR. PRESIDENT OF MY MOST DISTINGUISHED CONSIDERATION.

DR. MILE BUDAK
MINISTRE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES
DE CROATIE NO PR 3436/43

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