Reply of President Jose P. Laurel to the message of recognition by the National Government of China, October 21, 1943:

HIS EXCELLENCY
TSU MIN-YEE
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CHINA

I AM GRATIFIED TO RECEIVE YOUR EXCELLENCY’S MESSAGE EXTENDING TO THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES THE PROMPT RECOGNITION OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF CHINA (STOP) IN EXPRESSING DEEP APPRECIATION FOR YOUR EXCELLENCY’S CONGRATULATIONS 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