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New York (AFP) – The US and the Indian governments are expected to hold talks next week in New York about the situation in eastern Africa.US President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their top military aides will meet on Tuesday (local time) in New Delhi to discuss the situation there, a White House official said.
The two leaders are due to discuss regional issues and security, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity as the meeting is not yet officially confirmed.
India’s military has deployed about 6,000 troops to the region in response to an Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 4,000 lives in the past week, with some US officials saying the deployment could reach 10,000 in the coming weeks.
India has been at the forefront of international efforts to contain the outbreak, deploying the largest number of soldiers and aircraft to the country since the disease broke out.
In Washington, a US official told reporters the two leaders were expected to discuss “strategic issues” including the outbreak in the Horn of Africa, including whether the US military can deploy troops there.
The US has deployed troops and aircraft in the region, including in Somalia and Niger.