Prime minister will conclude her three-day trip by setting out UK’s role in global efforts to combat threat posed by Isis

Theresa May is to complete a trip to the Middle East by setting out her post-Brexit vision for the UK’s role in the region in a major speech in Jordan, outlining both UK efforts to combat Islamic State and wider, long-term help on economic and social reforms.

The prime minister is due to address an audience including Jordan’s prime minister, Hani al-Mulki, and much of his cabinet, at the end of a three-day visit that also saw her hold talks in Saudi Arabia on Yemen and make a surprise visit to Iraq. In talks in Baghdad on Wednesday, May spoke to the Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, about the recapture of Mosul from Isis fighters, also meeting UK troops who had trained Iraqi forces who took part in the battle.

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