Reply of President Jose P. Laurel to Manchoukuo’s recognition, October 21, 1943:

HIS EXCELLENCY
LI SHAOKENG
FOREIGN MINISTER OF MANCHOUKUO
HSINKING

I AM GRATIFIED TO RECEIVE YOUR EXCELLENCY’S MESSAGE FORMALLY RECOGNIZING THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (STOP) IN EXPRESSING DEEP APPRECIATION THEREFOR I WISH TO RECIPROCATE YOUR EXCELLENCY’S GOOD WISHES FOR AMICABLE RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES.

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

(SGD.) JOSE GIL
ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library