They agreed on 3 priorities for the summit. First, the Alliance must discuss its response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the long term implications of these events and how Alliance countries can continue to support their Eastern European counterparts.
Second, leaders should discuss the situation in Afghanistan as the ISAF mission draws to an end this year and how countries will continue to support the Afghan government in the years ahead.
Finally, they agreed that the summit should consider how NATO can continue to build stability in the future, by considering how NATO can draw on its experience of Afghanistan to provide practical support to other countries around the world who need to strengthen their security sector and by more countries committing to increase their investment in defence.
The leaders touched briefly on the situation in Iraq and the threat from extremism but they did not discuss any NATO involvement there.