U.S. VP Joe Biden will travel in November to Ukraine, Turkey and Morocco
Vice President of the United States Joe Biden leads a rally at the Hibbing Community College in Hibbing, Minn., Oct. 23, 2014, to urge supporters to get out and vote for Minnesota 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan. (AP / Mark Sauer)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, October 27, 2014 3:47PM EDT
WASHINGTON -- Vice-President Joe Biden is planning a trip next month to Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey.
The White House says Biden will be travelling abroad the week of Nov. 17. He plans to lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, being held this year in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Biden also plans to meet in Turkey with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as well as the country's prime minister and other individuals. U.S. ties with Turkey have been strained recently as the U.S. pushed Turkey to do more to counter the Islamic State group in neighbouring Syria.
Biden will also meet in Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko. Biden has spoken frequently with the new Ukrainian leader since his election earlier this year amid unrest in the country's east.