Report: State Dinners Cost $200,000 Or More

wochit politics
February 11, 2014 AT 2:21 PM
State dinners generate big tabs. CBS News, using information from the State Department Office of Protocol, reports that the costs of President Obama's first five state dinners ranged from just more than $200,000 to just less than $575,000. The most expensive dinner, more than $572,000, was held in 2009 for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India. The least expensive, more than $203,000, for President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea. Obama hosts another state dinner Tuesday for French President Francois Hollande.