Jordan's King asks Govt to do more to fight Islamic State

King Abdullah II with Rear Admiral David Ledson at the National War Memorial in Wellington (Getty)
King Abdullah II with Rear Admiral David Ledson at the National War Memorial in Wellington (Getty)

King Abdullah II of Jordan has lobbied the New Zealand government to do more in the fight against Islamic State (IS), during his official visit to New Zealand.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says he spoke with the King yesterday, in which IS was a key theme.

Jordan's King asks Govt to do more to fight Islamic State

Prime Minister John Key and King Abdullah II of Jordan (Isobel Ewing / Newshub.)

When asked if King Abdullah had requested New Zealand to boost its efforts in the Middle East, Mr McCully replied "he's very focused on that".

Jordan's King asks Govt to do more to fight Islamic State

King Abdullah met with Cabinet members on Tuesday (Isobel Ewing / Newshub.)

New Zealand currently has around 150 personnel in Iraq helping train local military forces.

Newshub.

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