updated 1/8/2009 5:53:36 PM ET 2009-01-08T22:53:36

Vice President-elect Joe Biden has met with leaders in Kuwait on his way to southwest Asia.

A Biden spokeswoman says Biden and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham arrived in the Middle East emirate on Thursday. The senators met with Kuwait's prime minister and foreign minister to discuss Iraq, Iran and international relations.

Biden is traveling in his role as a U.S. senator from Delaware. He takes office as vice president on Jan. 20 but has not yet resigned his Senate seat.

To protect his security, Biden aides are not saying which countries he plans to visit. The public description of the trip suggests destinations such as Afghanistan, Pakistan or India.

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