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

November 28, 1960

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:

I extend my congratulations to you and to the Liberal-Democratic Party on your election victory on November twentieth. I end my term of office as President of the United States with deep satisfaction over the close cooperation between our two countries, and with the knowledge that this cooperation will continue to grow and increase in the years ahead.

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: Prime Minister Ikeda's reply follows:

Dear Mr. President:

I wish to thank you most sincerely for your kind message of congratulations on our election victory on November twentieth.

It is indeed most reassuring to know that the majority of the Japanese people endorsed our consistent policy to cooperate closely with the United States for the furtherance of world peace and prosperity. The Government and the people of Japan deeply appreciate the kind cooperation of the United States under your great leadership during eight long years of your tenure of office as President of the United States, and I wish to avail myself of this opportunity to express, on behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, our heartfelt gratitude to you.
Sincerely,
HAYATO IKEDA

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Ikeda on the Election in Japan. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234617

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