Diplomatic Gifts

A diplomatic gift is a gift given by a diplomat, politician, or leader when visiting a foreign country.

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    “Dream Team” Tea Service

    This tea service features the faces of “Madeleine and Her Dream Team,” Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and six of her foreign minister counterparts: Igor Ivanov (Russia), Robin Cook (United Kingdom), Hubert Vedrine (France), Joschka Fischer (Germany), Lloyd Axworthy (Canada), and Lamberto Dini (Italy). It was presented to Secretary Albright by Ivanov…

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    Silver Tray gifted to Secretary Acheson

    Silver tray engraved with signatures of Washington, D.C. foreign Chiefs of Mission -- the ambassadors and ministers in the U.S. representing other countries -- given to Secretary of State Dean Acheson upon his retirement in January 1953.

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    1860 Japanese Embassy Medal

    In the 1850s, after more than 200 years of self-imposed isolation, Japan opened up to trade dialogues with the United States and western Europe. The first Japanese delegation to the United States arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1860. They delivered a trade agreement, negotiated by Commodore Matthew Perry, which opened select Japanese…

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    Commemorative Ping-Pong Paddle

    This inscribed ping-pong paddle was given to former Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger by Chinese table tennis champion Zhuang Zedong in the fall of 2007. It was Zhuang’s chance encounter with a member of the U.S. table tennis team in 1971 that led to the “ping-pong diplomacy” with China of the…