883.01/11b: Telegram

President Harding to His Majesty Ahmed Fuad, King of Egypt

Great and Good Friend: On the occasion of the formal recognition by the United States Government of the independence of Egypt, I take pleasure in offering your Majesty, in my own name and in that of the American people, my heartiest congratulations. In thus voicing the pleasure which it gives my fellow countrymen and myself to welcome Egypt into the family of free nations, allow me to express the hope that for yourself and for the Egyptian people a new era of happiness and prosperity has been inaugurated.

Warren G. Harding