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

HIS EXCELLENCY
WICHIT WATHAKAN
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THAILAND
BANGKOK

I AM GRATIFIED TO RECEIVE YOUR EXCELLENCY’S MESSAGE STATING THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF HIS MAJESTY, THE KING OF THAILAND RECOGNIZE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES (STOP) IN EXPRESSING DEEP APPRECIATION FOR THE CONGRATULATIONS OF THE THAI GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE 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