Suu Kyi walks on with U2's 'star-struck' Bono

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bono Suu Kyi walks on with U2's 'star struck' Bono

Bono reacts during a news conference alongside Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, not seen, after attending a conference of the Oslo Forum at the Losby Gods resort. (AP Photo)

(AP) – Aung San Suu Kyi and Bono are hanging out.

The Myanmar democracy activist has joined forces with the U2 frontman, one of her key backers, as her European tour moves to Ireland. The pair answered questions Monday at an Oslo conference of peace mediators before they flew together to Dublin, Ireland.

Both were asked about the impact of Bono’s 2000 song, “Walk On,” that paid tribute to Suu Kyi, who was then midway through her years of house arrest.

Bono, who hadn’t met Suu Kyi before, said he was feeling “star-struck” and described her as “a tough customer.” Suu Kyi says the song’s lyrics were “very close to how I feel. It’s your own two legs that have to carry you on.”

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