Message to the German people of His Excellency, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, in connection with the message of recognition given by the German Reich to the Republic of the Philippines, October 18, 1943:
I have just received notice of the official recognition accorded by the German Reich to the Republic of the Philippines. It is a source of genuine pleasure and satisfaction to the Filipino people that the birth of their Republic should be attended with the well wishes of the German people. In the name of the Filipino people, I wish to express to the German people our appreciation of the fraternal handclasp which they have extended to us across the globe, and to convey to them our best wishes for the ultimate triumph of their just ideals. It is my fervent hope that the relations between the German people and the Filipino people shall continue to be, as they have always been, friendly and cordial, to the mutual benefit and advantage of both peoples.
Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library