U2's Bono has met with President Felipe Calderón and the two discussed the drug violence and poverty affecting Mexico.

Bono is in Mexico in the final leg of the Irish rock band's 360 Tour.

Mexico's president thanked the lead singer of U2 for sending a message to victims of drug violence during his performance Wednesday.

According to the group's website, Bono dedicated a song "to all those who have lost their loved ones in the violence that is happening in this country."

"Mexico needs to know you are not alone and we are with you," he added. "You are not alone in the darkness. Let’s make each light brighter."

Bono visited the presidential residence Los Pinos on Thursday. The politically active Bono has been known to meet with world leaders.

A presidential statement said Calderón and Bono also discussed global warming and Mexico's opportunities as the host of the G-20 reunion in 2012.

Calderón congratulated Bono for his 51st birthday on Tuesday, which had been televised after Bono shared champagne with fans and members of the the press scrum outside a local restaurant. 

With reporting from The Associated Press.

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