Message Welcoming Prime Minister Pierre Laval of France.
AS YOU NEAR the shores of the United States, I take great pleasure in extending to you a most cordial welcome in my own name and in that of my fellow country men.
[His Excellency Pierre Laval, President of the Council of Ministers of France, SS. Ile de France]
Note: Prime Minister Laval and his daughter Josette arrived at New York on Thursday, October 22, 1931. The Prime Minister's entourage included economic. financial, and military experts as well as a group of French newspaper correspondents.
Herbert Hoover, Message Welcoming Prime Minister Pierre Laval of France. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/207996