Speaking to the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, a nonpartisan organization committed to improving Russian-American relations, on Saturday, Lavrov said that as "the period of uncertainty in world affairs continues, trying to respond in one fell swoop to all outstanding issues, or to try to create some sort of 'magic formula' to solve any possible problem would be impossible."
At the same time, the minister added, "a general trend, of course, can be observed, and is something that we are working to reflect in our fundamental doctrinal documents."
"This includes the Russian National Security Strategy, and the Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation. On the instructions of the president, we are working on a new edition of the latter."
"This vision is shared by many countries, although, as in all previous stages in history, nothing comes automatically in international affairs, and there is no guarantee that a positive vector will prevail," the minister emphasized.