Quad leaders assembly: ScoMo offers dear presents to Joe Biden, Narendra Modi and Suga Yoshihide

Scott Morrison has splashed some money throughout his current abroad journey, giving some fascinating presents to the world’s political leaders.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has handed out some fascinating presents to the world’s political leaders throughout his current journey to the US.

Following the Quad leaders assembly about issues over China, the Mr Morrison gave US President Joe Biden some very Australian-inspired and high-priced presents.

Mr Biden acquired a Blackwood framed {photograph} of the Opera House, lit up with the Australian and American flag to rejoice the seventieth anniversary of the ANZUS alliance.

The {photograph} is estimated to be price $563.

The second reward from Mr Morrison for the US President was a didgeridoo crafted from termite-hollowed scarlet gum, valued at $425.

Last time Mr Morrison visited the US in 2019, he gave then-President Donald Trump a much less extravagant set of presents.

Mr Trump acquired a single framed {photograph} of himself and First Lady Melania Trump, valued at $US470 ($A645).

But Mr Morrison was not afraid to splash some money this time round, pulling out presents for the leaders of India and Japan as properly.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi acquired a brown Akubra hat price $215.

Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide was given a Tamar blackwood watch and cufflink box with an ornamental Tasmanian blackwood lid, valued at $425.

Mr Morrison’s presents for the three leaders clocked in at a complete of $1628.

Mr Morrison, Mr Biden, Mr Modi and Mr Yoshihide met on the White House on Friday where they pledged a free and open Indo-Pacific area and mentioned ongoing issues about China.

“We stand for the rule of law, freedom of navigation and overflight, peaceful resolution of disputes, democratic values and territorial integrity of states,” a joint assertion from the leaders mentioned.

“Together, we recommit to promoting the free, open, rules-based order, rooted in international law and undaunted by coercion, to bolster security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific and beyond.“

Mr Morrison has since left the US and arrived back in Australia on Saturday. He will be in quarantine for the next two weeks.

Before boarding his return flight to Australia, Mr Morrison declared the four Quad leaders were “like-minded democracies”.

“Australia has a great reputation, particularly with our friends, and we have that reputation built on standing up for who we are and our values,” he mentioned.

“We’ll always do that and with countries that share a view on the world, whether it be Japan or India and of course the United States – the Quad countries.”

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