Question: We are meeting right after your speech at the UN General Assembly. Perhaps, we heard criticism with regard to the United Nations for the first time in 10-15 years. Presidents of Brazil and Venezuela spoke about this. Many people protested near the UN building in the last months asking for the UN to be changed and reformed. Do you agree to this point of view? Do you think that the UN is an efficient body in today’s community?
Sergey Lavrov: The United Nations cannot be more effective than member states, because the UN is not an abstract concept, it is an interstate organisation, which includes governments and these governments determine its agenda today. The Secretariat is engaged in the fulfilment of orders of governments. There is no doubt that the UN was changing, it is changing and will be changing. Reforms are an ongoing process. Not because we need to make the people in charge of it busy, but because today everything changes in the world and new problems appear. Who would have thought that the Ebola virus would appear, and the most important thing now is to stop people from dying and to find a cure.