- Title: Pop singer Bono meets French president at Elysee Palace
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF ELYSEE PALACE U2 LEAD SINGER AND FOUNDER OF NGO 'ONE', BONO, ARRIVING AT ELYSEE PALACE WINDOW OF ELYSEE PALACE WITH REFLECTION OF FRENCH FLAG FRENCH FIRST LADY, BRIGITTE MACRON, SEEING OFF BONO / BONO AND BRIGITTE MACRON POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS / BONO GOING DOWN STEPS TO SPEAK TO JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (English) U2 LEAD SINGER AND FOUNDER OF NGO 'ONE', BONO, SAYING: "Bonsoir (French: Good evening). It was really amazing, really more of a conversation actually. I haven't had many conversations quite like that. And the president is very open to finding new, innovative ways to solve the problems affecting the world's poor. We talked about the refugee crisis and how most Europeans now understand that what happens in the continent of Africa matters to them. And we talked about, Brigitte (Macron) has a real passion for girls' education, I guess because she is a teacher. And we talked about how to deal with 130 million girls not going to school and how this president wants to work on that." EXTERIOR OF ELYSEE PALACE BONO HEADING TOWARDS CAR / BONO GETTING IN CAR CAR LEAVING
- Embargoed: 7th August 2017 18:25
- Keywords: U2 Bono France anti-poverty campaigner Bono Brigitte Macron meets Bono Bono meets Macron
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Celebrities,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R2UFK7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U2 leader and singer, Bono, met with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Monday (July 24).
The co-founder of the ONE non-governmental organisation (NGO) attended a meeting with both the president and the first lady, Brigitte Macron, to talk about several topics ranging from the refugee crisis to girls' education.
The singer's NGO is committed in the fight to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa.
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