Biden to Meet With Leaders in Middle East Next Week

WASHINGTON (AP) -
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on January 21, 2016. Photo by Haim Zach / GPO *** Local Caption *** ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו נפגש עם סגן נשיא ארה"ב Joe Biden בדאבוס
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (R) meets with Vice President Joe Biden, at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 21. (Haim Zach/GPO)

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.