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Bono meets with Obama at the White House

Washington: President Barack Obama hosted activist and U2 frontman Bono at the White House`s Oval Office Friday to discuss US development policy ahead of key international meetings later this year.

A statement from ONE, the development organization Bono founded, said the singer met with Obama "to discuss the administration`s development strategy heading into the upcoming G8 and G20 meetings in Canada and September`s UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals."

The group said Bono and Obama also "discussed the power of new technology to empower activists and entrepreneurs across Africa, part of a new rising generation that`s boosting growth and governance and defying stereotypes."

The meeting did not appear on the president`s daily schedule published by the White House, but a spokesman confirmed the talks without giving further details.

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