The NATO summit, which promises to be the largest in the history of the alliance, has begun in Chicago, in the USA.
It opened with a minute of silence in memory of the servicemen of the organization who died during combat.
The forum is being attended by top officials from 28 countries, NATO members, as well as representatives from partner countries and international organizations.
The Russian delegation is headed by the President’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.
The strategy for the period after the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan will be the main subject of discussion at the summit which will last for two days. The meeting will also focus on steps to create the European ABM System.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke about the importance of cooperation with Russia, including in the framework of the European Missile Defense System.