Biden Meets With Jordan’s King Abdullah

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -
King Abdullah II of Jordan, right, meets with US Vice President Joe Biden, at the Husseiniya Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
King Abdullah II of Jordan (R.) meets with Vice President Joe Biden at the Husseiniya Palace in Amman, Jordan, Thursday. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Vice President Joe Biden held talks Thursday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, a key U.S. military ally in the region, including in the battle against Islamic State terrorists.

Jordan is Biden’s last stop on a Mideast swing that also included the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

The vice president and the Jordan monarch met Thursday morning at the Husseiniya Palace in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Later, the two attended a troop drill at a training center for Jordanian troops.

Jordan is a key member of a U.S.-led military coalition against IS, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq. Both countries neighbor Jordan.