Reply of President Jose P. Laurel to the message of recognition by the Croat Government, October 19, 1943:

A SON EXCELLENCY, DR. MILE BUDAK
MINISTRE DES AFFAIRES ETRANGERES
DE CROATIE, ZAGREB

IN THE NAME OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE AND IN MY OWN NAME I THANK YOUR EXCELLENCY MOST SINCERELY FOR YOUR TELEGRAM OF OCTOBER SEVENTEEN INFORMING ME OF THE RECOGNITION DE JURE BY THE CROAT GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES UNDER DATE OF OCTOBER 16, 1943.

(SGD.) JOSE P. LAUREL
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

(SGD.) JOSE GIL
ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library