Reply of President Jose P. Laurel to the message of recognition by the Great German Reich, October 21, 1943:

HERR JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP
DEM REICHS MINISTER DER AUSWAERTIGEN
BERLIN, DEUTSCHLAND

I THANK YOUR EXCELLENCY MOST SINCERELY FOR YOUR MESSAGE OF OCTOBER FIFTEEN ANNOUNCING THE RECOGNITION BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE GREAT GERMAN REICH OF THE PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC AND CONVEYING THE SINCERE WISHES OF THE REICH GOVERNMENT AND GERMAN PEOPLE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR A HAPPY FUTURE (STOP) I WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECIPROCATE SUCH GOOD WISHES AND PRAY PROVIDENCE TO BLESS AND GUIDE OUR TWO COUNTRIES TOWARDS THE CLOSEST RELATIONS OF AMITY AND CONCORD.

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

(SGD.) JOSE GIL
ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

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