Jordan's king in Saudi Arabia for talks with new King Salman

AP News
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 7:06 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah has arrived in Saudi Arabia for bilateral talks with the newly enthroned King Salman.

The Saudi Press Agency reported Wednesday that the Jordanian monarch had arrived in Riyadh and was greeted at the airport by a senior royal.

The agency says the two kings are set to discuss a number of regional and international issues. The two countries are involved in airstrikes against Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led coalition targeting the group in Iraq and Syria.

Islamic State extremists burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death earlier this month, a killing that Salman condemned as an "odious crime" and which Jordan vowed to avenge.

Jordan's king was most recently in Saudi Arabia in January to offer condolences after Saud King Abdullah's death.