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Nato leaders given a shopping bag of the finest Welsh goods

The world's leaders get to leave with a goody bag of Welsh gifts. Photo: PA

Welsh cakes, a rugby ball and poetry by Dylan Thomas were included in handmade willow baskets to showcase Wales' products and character to the visitors, including US President Barack Obama.

Welsh woollen socks, honey and slate coasters are among other items presented to the world leaders attending the Nato summit at the Celtic Manor resort in Newport.

Here's what they got to take home with them:

Credit: http://www.josephanthonyconnor.com/

Joseph Anthony Connor is, according to his website, the world's most downloaded 'En Plein-Air' Painter, and leads a new movement dedicated to artists painting outside with digital devices.

Leaders were given framed prints of his iPad paintings of “400 iconic views of Newport”.

Surprise! They also got a rugby ball. A WRU official one no less. Credit: PA
Credit: www.clogau.co.uk

There ware also Dragon Cufflinks like these. There were bracelets if you weren't a man at Nato. Angela Merkel may have got a bracelet.

You've got socks! But they are Prince Charles' favourite socks by Corgi of Carmarthenshire. Credit: corgihosiery.co.uk

The presents were provided by more than 25 Welsh businesses and makers. A message from the Prime Minister inside the gift basket reads:

During this summit you will see many examples of Wales’ strong defence and aerospace sectors. Here are some fine examples of its strong heritage in craftsmanship and food too.

From the poems of Dylan Thomas and the craftsmanship of the Royal Mint to produce being made today in Wales, I hope you will enjoy each of these gifts and be inspired by them to find out about all that Wales has to offer.

– David Cameron
It's cutting edge and it's made by Sony in Bridgend. Credit: raspberrypi.org

What is the Raspberry Pi?

It's a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard.

It is a capable little computer which can be used in electronics projects, and for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games.

It also plays high-definition video.

We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn how computers work, how to manipulate the electronic world around them, and how to program.

– raspberrypi.org
So did you get cufflinks or a bracelet? Credit: PA
Every home should have a handmade Welsh willow basket. Credit: hattonwillow.co.uk/
They got personalised NATO Welsh slate coasters. This one is of Castell Coch. Credit: valleymill.co.uk/
A commemorative piece crafted by the Royal Mint at Llantrisant. Credit: Royal Mint
And last but not least, some honey from Caersws in Powys. Credit: www.hilltop-honey.com/

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