A wool robe lined with tiger fur, nine pairs of leather sandals and a pure silver dagger with mother of pearl sheath – these are just some of the opulent gifts Saudi Arabia gave US President Donald Trump during his recent trip to Riyadh in May.
Information obtained from the US State Department by news site The Daily Beast has revealed the White House accepted a total of 83 gifts during Trump’s first state visit to the kingdom.
The list also includes an artwork of the President, a robe lined with cheetah fur, multiple swords, daggers, leather ammunition holders and holsters, traditional Saudi clothing and headscarves, and a canvas painting of a Saudi woman.
The list was sent in response to a Freedom of Information request from the Daily Beast.
Trump made his first presidential visit to the Gulf state in May, where he praised the “magnificent” country during his keynote speech.
During the visit, Trump also announced a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom.
In December 2015, data released by the US Department of State’s Office of the Chief of Protocol revealed that Saudi Arabia accounted for 75 percent of the value of all official gifts given to the US in 2014.
Saudi Arabia gave the US gifts valued at around $2,566,525 that year, according to the data.For all the latest business news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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