Biden to travel to Ukraine, Turkey, Morocco

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Vice President Joe Biden is planning a trip next month to Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey.

The White House says Biden will be traveling 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 (REH'-jehp TY'-ihp UR'-doh-wahn) 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 neighboring 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.