Donald Trump awarded 'Medal of Bravery' by Afghanistan

The medal is made with funds collected by Afghans from the Logar province, 60 kilometres in the south of Kabul. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 16, 2018, 06.21 AM (IST)

US president Donald Trump has been awarded a 'Medal of Bravery' by residents of Afghanistan's Logar province for his strict actions against Pakistan. 

Said Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province said on January 14 that over 300 people at an informal council agreed to award him the medal, media reports said. 

"This is a handmade medal from available gold," RadioFreeEurope Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported, citing Said Farhad Akbari as saying.

He also presented a handwritten message which said:  “This Bravery Medal is from the Afghan people to Donald Trump, president of the United States of America.”

The medal is made with funds collected by Afghans from the Logar province, 60 kilometres in the south of Kabul.

It is worth 45,000 Afghanis (645 dollars) approximately and has been made out of 15 grams of Gold, according to the reports.

The bravery award has been handed over to the US Embassy in Kabul.

"US Ambassador in Kabul John R. Bass has promised that he will soon hand over the medal to President Trump," said Akbari.

Akbari also said that the community has "waited 16 years" for someone in the US administration to make comments of that kind concerning Pakistan. 

Trump has tweeted earlier this year accusing Pakistan of "lies and deceit" and proving "safe haven" to terrorists in return for  $33 billion aid over the last 15 years.