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Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Ikeda of Japan.

August 04, 1960

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

I extend my congratulations and best wishes on your election as Prime Minister. I look forward to working closely with your government on all matters of mutual interest and to strengthening the bonds that link our two countries in their dedication to the preservation of peace and human freedom.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: Prime Minister Ikeda's reply follows:

Dear Mr. President:

I am most grateful for your cordial message of congratulations on my election as Prime Minister. I shall continue to work for the strengthening of the ties of friendship and cooperation between our two countries for the cause of world peace and prosperity.
HAYATO IKEDA

The messages were released at the U.S. Naval Base, Newport, R.I.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Ikeda of Japan. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/235158

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