Vice President Biden will travel to Croatia Wednesday for meetings with Southeast European leaders.

Biden's trip comes amid continuing tensions in the region over an influx of migrants flooding into Europe, and a debate in the United States about whether to allow in Syrian refugees following the Nov. 13 Islamic State terrorist attack in Paris.

Biden will attend bilateral meetings with the Croatian president and prime minister. He's expected to discuss the response to the refugee crisis, energy, and economic ties.

The vice president will also meet with European Council President Donald Tusk to discuss the migration crisis, the fight against terrorism, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, energy, and trade.

Biden's meetings will occur on the sidelines of a summit with Southeast European leaders. - AP