The leaders of 28 NATO countries should invite Russia to take part in a project to create a missile defense system in Europe, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday.
Rasmussen told journalists in Brussels that the invitation should be made at November's NATO summit in Lisbon.
The secretary general also said he hopes next week's meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in New York will give new impetus to practical cooperation on Afghanistan, including the fight against drug trafficking, piracy, terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
He said work on a joint analysis of threats to Russia and NATO in the 21st century would be completed by the end of the year.
BRUSSELS, September 15 (RIA Novosti)