Bono to get Order of the Aztec Eagle
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Mexico redies to bestow the Order of the Aztec Eagle, on U2 singer Bono. AP PhotoMexico will bestow the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest decoration awarded to foreigners, on U2 singer Bono in recognition of his humanitarian work and close ties with the country.
President Felipe Calderon may deliver the medal to the Irish star during his visit to New York next week for the United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa has told reporters.
But she noted that the singer has not yet confirmed the exact date for the medal ceremony, due to prior commitments.
Espinosa said she spoke to Bono, who founded the global anti-poverty group ONE to help fight poverty and disease in Africa, to inform him of the decision.
“He said that he feels very honored and very pleased with this decision, and that Mexico is a country that he loves and admires,” she said.
Calderon, met with Bono at the presidential residence of Los Pinos last year to thank the singer for expressing solidarity with Mexico over the country’s drug violence during a concert in the capital.