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Biden holds talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah

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

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Vice President Joe Biden is holding talks with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, a key U.S. military ally in the region, including in the battle against ISIS extremists.

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 at the Husseiniya Palace in the Jordanian capital of Amman. Later, the two are to attend a troop drill at a training center for Jordanian troops.

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