Reply of President Jose P. Laurel to the message of recognition by the Burmese Government, October 20, 1943:

HIS EXCELLENCY HAKIN DU
FOREIGN MINISTER OF BURMA
RANGOON

I THANK YOUR EXCELLENCY VERY SINCERELY FOR YOUR MESSAGE OF OCTOBER SEVENTEEN INFORMING ME OF THE RECOGNITION ACCORDED BY THE BURMESE GOVERNMENT TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AND IN EXPRESSING APPRECIATION THEREFOR, I WISH TO RECIPROCATE YOUR EXCELLENCY’S GOOD WISHES.

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

(SGD.) JOSE GIL
ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library