The UK announced plans on Monday to boost cooperation with Jordan in an effort to tackle Islamic extremism in the region as the first part of a trip that will also include Saudi Arabia.

Prime Minister Theresa May visited the Jordanian capital city of Amman on Monday as a part of a three-day trip to the Middle East.  During her visit, she announced plans to increase training between UK and Jordanian air forces to improve strike capabilities directed at ISIS strongholds in the area.

Prior to her trip, May spoke to reporters about it.

“It is clearly in the UK’s security and prosperity interests to support Jordan and Saudi Arabia in tackling regional challenges to create a more stable region, and in delivering their ambitious reform programs to ensure their own stability.”

“An even deeper partnership with these countries, and greater knowledge and understanding of one another, will increase our ability to address the issues that concern us, including the promotion of international standards and norms,” she added.

The British Prime Minister is expected to visit Saudi Arabia next before returning to London.

“Jordan is on the frontline of multiple regional crises and I’m clear that by working with them, we are helping keep British people safe. Likewise in Saudi Arabia, we must never forget that intelligence we have received in the past from that country has saved potentially hundreds of lives in the UK.”

According to reports out of London, the Prime Minister’s visit isn’t only about strengthening the military cooperation between nations, but also to deepen trade ties.  Saudi Arabia, in particular, is the U.K.’s largest trading partner in the Middle East, with the exchange of goods and services between the two nations surpassing $5.28 billion in 2015 alone.