ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich has returned to the United States after making a weeklong trip to the Middle East and a nearby part of Africa.

A statement issued Wednesday by Heinrich's office says the New Mexico Democrat met with top U.S. military officials and visited with troops from New Mexico during his trip that included visits to Iraq, Kuwait and the Horn of Africa.

According to Heinrich's office, the discussions with military officials centered on operations against the Islamic State, al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations.

Heinrich is a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and of the Senate Armed Services Committee.