The United States (US) disclosed a list of gifts received by officials from foreign states and dignitaries, which included names of not only the president but also the vice president, senior advisors, secretaries, senators, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents, army officials, judges, and other workers of government departments, reported The News.
A gift given to former President Donald Trump by Pakistan along with two gifts from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2019 are also shown in the information released by the US.
Donald Trump received the most gifts during 2019 out of all other officials of the US government. The former US president declared a total of 23 gifts that he received in 2019 worth $52,626. Trump, according to the list of recorded gifts, did not retain a single gift for himself and rather disposed of all of them to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
Pakistan gifted Donald Trump a silk carpet that had a value of $3,000 in 2019. This was the only gift that America received from Pakistan in 2019. Whereas, two gifts from India were sent, which were delivered by Indian Prime Minister Modi himself on his visit to the US. One was a sculpture with a value of $970 given to Donald Trump and the other was a candle holder, which cost $650 and was given to Jared Kushner, senior advisor.
Ashraf Ghani gifted a handmade carpet to Trump and Lapis Bowl and Lapis Tray to Michael R Pompeo, which was valued at almost $10,000. Two carpets were gifted by the president of Uzbekistan, which cost over $20,000. The president of Egypt gave Donald Trump a frame of his image, which cost over $5,000. Likewise, the Ameer of Qatar gave Trump a statue made of emerald, onyx, gold and diamond worth thousands of dollars.
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