Pence has been under attack in America ever since Donald Trump picked him as his running mate last year (16), but he took time out of his political duties at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday (18Feb17) to meet with the U2 singer, who saluted the Vice President for his past help.

Bono commended Pence for helping to get the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) passed in 2003 and then renewed in 2008, when he was an Indiana senator.

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

Pence responded, "It was an extraordinary historic accomplishment and you played a leading role in carrying it forward."

After the meeting, Pence tweeted: "Enjoyed chatting w/ Bono at @MunSecConf. Discussed prior effort to twice pass Africa AIDS assistance & future security in developing nations."

Both men spoke at the Munich Security Conference. Bono urged politicians and leaders to focus on education, employment and empowerment in Third World countries in a bid to stamp out extremism.