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    Obama and Cameron are set to meet for a working dinner on January 15, and hold talks in the Oval Office on January 16 to discuss a range of issues, including economic growth, international trade, cybersecurity, Iran, ISIL, counterterrorism, Ebola, and Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

    WASHINGTON, January 11 (Sputnik) — US President Barack Obama will host UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House on Thursday and Friday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and an array of other issues, in a bid to reinforce longstanding ties between the two partner nations, the White House said early Sunday.

    Obama and Cameron are set to meet for a working dinner on January 15, and hold talks in the Oval Office on January 16.

    “The two leaders will discuss a range of issues, including economic growth, international trade, cybersecurity, Iran, ISIL, counterterrorism, Ebola, and Russia’s actions in Ukraine,” the White House said in its statement.

    Obama's press office described the United Kingdom as a “uniquely close friend and steadfast ally”, saying that Cameron’s visit would once again underscore the “enduring special relationship” that the nations have. According to the statement, Cameron’s trip to his ally across the Atlantic highlighted “the strong bonds of friendship between the American and British people”.

    The meeting between Obama and Cameron is scheduled to take place at a time when Russian and German leaders will also be meeting in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to look for a way out of the crisis in eastern Ukraine.

    Ukraine has been troubled by fighting in its southeastern provinces in April, following a February coup in the country, and the decision of the Kiev government to launch a sweeping military campaign to clamp down on protesters.

    The United States has accused Russia of meddling in the Ukrainian domestic affairs, including smuggling weapons and troops to anti-Kiev militias across the border, an allegation that Moscow has vehemently denied, pointing to lack of evidence.

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