US Vice President to conduct Middle East tour, discuss anti-Daesh collaborations

Published March 3rd, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
US Vice President Joe Biden is leaving on Saturday to tour the Middle East. (AFP/File)
US Vice President Joe Biden is leaving on Saturday to tour the Middle East. (AFP/File)

US Vice President Joe Biden will visit Jordan next week as part of a Middle East tour, the Royal Court and the White House announced Wednesday.

Biden's trip will start on Saturday, beginning in the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the West Bank and finally in Jordan. 

Biden will also meet His Majesty King Abdullah to discuss the fight against Daesh and the Syrian conflict, along with military ties between the two countries, the Royal Court said.

During the trip, Biden will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in occupied Jerusalem and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, according to a White House statement.

King Abdullah recently returned from a trip to the US where he, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, met with President Obama. 

During the meeting, both leaders stressed their dedication to maintaining coordination and consultation as they deal with crises in the region as well as ways to enhance bilateral relations.

They also discussed strategic relations, regional and international efforts to combat terrorism, action to resolve the Syrian conflict through political solution and methods to revive Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations. 


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