NATO's chief will meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday to discuss the situations in Afghanistan and Iran, a European security treaty and a host of other issues, a Kremlin source said.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been pushing for ties with Russia to be normalized ever since he became the alliance's secretary general on August 1, 2009.
Medvedev's initiative to adopt a new pan-European security treaty will be a priority at Wednesday's talks, the Kremlin source said.
"Priorities and specific projects of practical cooperation in the fight against terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and means of delivery, drug trafficking, piracy, and the consequences of natural and manmade disasters will also be discussed," he said.
Rasmussen will also meet on Wednesday with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Federation Council speaker Sergei Mironov.
His schedule on Thursday will include meetings with Boris Gryzlov, speaker of the State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, and Russia's security chief Nikolai Patrushev. Rasmussen will also address students of the international relations university MGIMO.
MOSCOW, December 15 (RIA Novosti)