Foreign ministers of 29 NATO member countries are meeting in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday to exchange views on Afghanistan and Syria, improving military capabilities and strengthening partnerships with countries around the world. Ahmet Davutoglu will represent Turkey at the two-day NATO Foreign Ministerial meeting which starts off with the North Atlantic Council meeting on the objectives and agenda for next year’s Summit in the United Kingdom to take place on September 4-5, 2014. The meeting will be continued with a discussion on ways to strengthen partnerships with countries around the world. Wednesday’s meetings will start with a session of the NATO-Russia Council (NRC) with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in attendance. The meeting will focus on Syria, Afghanistan, missile defence and transparency.  The NRC will be followed by a meeting of foreign ministers from NATO and partner countries which contribute to the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) mission in Afghanistan. The foreign ministers will discuss progress in the ISAF mission. The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton has also been invited to the session.