WORLD leaders will not be leaving Newport this evening empty-handed after they were presented with a haul of Welsh gifts.
The gifts included fudge from Helen Beveridge, of Caldicot and photographs of Newport’s Transporter Bridge.
Heads of state were presented with:
• Willow baskets, handcrafted using willow grown in South Wales by Caerphilly-based Hatton Willow, Cardiff maker Seren Willow and Out to Learn Willow, in South Wales.
• Personalised Nato coasters made from Welsh slate made by Valley Mill
• A commemorative piece crafted by the Royal Mint, designed by engraver Jody Clark and produced at Llantrisant in South Wales.
• Welsh Cakes supplied by Celtic Manor resort.
• Cufflinks and bracelets produced using Welsh gold by Clogau jewellers in North Wales.
• Honey made by Hilltop Honey in Caersws, mid Wales.
• Whiskey bottled by the Penderyn Distillery in South Wales.
• Welsh rugby balls presented by the Welsh Rugby Union.
• Selected Poems by Dylan Thomas presented by Orion Publishing.
• Woollen journals woven by Jane Beck and Nia Hobbs in Ceredigion, West Wales.
• Woollen socks produced by family-run Corgi Hosiery, based in Carmarthenshire.
• Prints of a photograph of Newport Transporter Bridge taken by Pradip Kotecha, which won the Iconic Newport photography competition. Presented by the competition’s organisers, University of South Wales.
• Framed prints of ipad paintings of “400 iconic views of Newport” by artist Joseph Anthony Connor.
• A Sony Raspberry Pi credit-card sized computer, built at Pencoed in South Wales.
• Taylors Welsh Crisps are made from potatoes ‘born and raised in Wales’.
• Fudge created by Eboni ac eifori in Pwlheli, South Wales, and the Fudge Fairy sweet shop in Caldicot, South Wales.
• Chocolates and sweets handmade by Michelin trained pastry chef Beverly Reed, from Creative Food in Newport.
• Ties from Port Talbot based First Corporate Clothing.
• Bags from Red Hat Printing in Newport, produced by Ralawise in North Wales and Weston Mill.