Friday, April 30, 2010

Bono Meets With Obama and Staff on Poverty

Bono is in D.C. for the annual White House Correspondents' fundraising dinner tomorrow.
The U2 frontman joined an Oval Office meeting with the president and his national security staff on Friday to discuss the White House’s “development strategy” ahead of G8 and G20 meetings in Canada, according to a news release from One, the campaign Bono founded to fight poverty and AIDS. Bono shared experiences from his trips to African countries. More at Politico
Part of Bono's statement:
“A recurring theme was innovation. We agreed that there are simple technologies that need to be made more available to transform not only public health, but also agriculture, helping farmers check prices and weather patterns. While acknowledging these are difficult times for donor economies, we discussed the President’s food security initiative and agreed to encourage other countries who signed up to keep their commitment to invest $22 billion over 3 years.