Statement issued by Minister of Foreign Affairs Claro M. Recto, in connection with the recognition of Free India by the Republic of the Philippines, October 29, 1943:

Having been officially advised of the establishment of the Provisional Government of Free India under the able leadership of Subhas Chandra Bose, the Republic of the Philippines has today given it recognition. The Government and people of the Republic of the Philippines, believing it the right of every nation to become free and independent, and in the establishment of a new world order based on justice, wish the Provisional Government of Free India success in its endeavors. We look forward to the time when we can establish the closest relations of amity and friendship with the free people of India.

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library