Vice President Joe Biden plans to meet with key leaders in the Middle East when he visits the region next week.
The White House says Biden and his wife, Jill, will depart Washington on Saturday. Their trip will begin in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, where Biden will meet with the country’s leaders there.
Biden will then head to Yerushalayim and Ramallah, for meetings Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Biden’s final stop will be Amman, Jordan, where he will meet with King Abdullah II to discuss the Islamic State terror group and Syria.
Biden also expects to visit a U.S.-Jordanian military training camp.