Bono, Biden talk poverty

U2 front man Bono. Photo / AP
U2 front man Bono. Photo / AP

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden has met with U2 frontman Bono to discuss global development, AIDS and efforts to fight poverty.

The singer and activist has been a leading advocate for Africa, drawing attention to issues ranging from poverty and hunger to AIDS.

Spokesman Jay Carney joked that Bono and Jim Messina - President Barack Obama's campaign manager - were forming a new band.

Messina also visited the White House on Tuesday.

Carney says Obama did not meet with Bono.

- AAP

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