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Vice-Pres. Mike Pence, Meet Bono of U2

What the rocker and former Indiana governor and congressman found in common

MUNICH, Germany-- Musician Bono and Vice-Pres.Mike Pence had a short meeting at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. During that meeting, the U2 frontman praised Pence for two bills he helped support on AIDS research and relief for Africa, while he was a U.S. congressman from Indiana.

"I asked your staff what time it was and your staff said 'day 30 o'clock'," said Bono.

"You're exactly right," replied Pence.

"But, you've hit the ground running and it's amazing," said Bono.

Pence told the rock star he remembered his testimony in Congress about the AIDS epidemic.

"I was on the Foreign Affairs Committee when the PEPFAR Bill was passed," said Pence.

"Twice on the House floor you defended that and that's how we know you. And, we really appreciate that," said Bono.

The PEPFAR Bill is the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It came together in 2003 under then-president George W. Bush.

(Photo by CNN Newswire.)

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