Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Bono met in Medvedev’s Black Sea resort on Tuesday to discuss music (Medvedev is a huge rock n’ roll fan) and charity.
"You are doing important things, because taking care of people is not only a job for politicians," said Medvedev
The duo also discussed problems in Africa, specifically the desperate measures being taken to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and bring the population out of destitute, wide-spread poverty.
Bono wasn’t shy to suggest things to the President, and told Medvedev that spending 40 cents per day could eliminate the transfer of HIV from mother to child by 2015.
Medvedev obviously has a lot of respect for the singer. "The charity work that you and your colleagues do has brought you respect all over the world," said the President.
U2 will be playing a concert in Russia as a part of their “360” world tour.
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