Bono’s Lunch Date

The development ministers for the EU Presidency have invited Bono to attend a working lunch discussion on African development issues at Dublin Castle next week. In a press release, Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights Tom Kitt explained the invitation: “Bono is a very influential champion of a better deal for the developing world and I believe that his participation at our working lunch will add a valuable non-governmental perspective to our discussion. It could also help to mobilise a larger EU-wide audience in support of development objectives at a time of major political, financial and institutional change within the Union.”