The star meets up with Lionel Jospin to thank him for his country's help in eradicating third world debt...

U2 vocalist BONO has met with the French Prime Minister to thank him for his country’s help in eradicating third world debt.

U2 are currently in France, where the band are playing shows as part of their ‘Elevation’ world tour.

According to BBC news, Bono, who is outspoken in his support for the ‘Drop The Debt’ campain, visited Lionel Jospin at his Paris office to thank him yesterday (July 16).

In addition, he requested further help from the country and its politicians.

Urging the French to help “finish what we have started”, he said: “The fact that France is the country in the world which has done most to write off the debt is not very well-known… I have come to thank the Prime Minister, but also the president (Jacques Chirac), who have helped us a lot and all those who are involved in these activities.”

U2 perform at the Paris Bercy this evening (July 17).