Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: I believe that the “beixi-2” project will be completed as soon as possible. On the so-called U.S. day of sanctions exceeding the bottom line, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with visiting German Foreign Minister Thomas MAS and met with them. Lavrov said that there is reason to believe that the “beixi-2” natural gas pipeline project will be completed as soon as possible. In response to the “beixi-2” project, the United States has taken unilateral sanctions without any bottom line. The United States is seeking various opportunities in various fields of international politics, economy and even human activities to protect its so-called rights. Its extraterritorial sanctions are unacceptable. German Foreign Minister Hayes said that the “beixi-2” project is very important to the energy supply and security of Germany and Europe. It is the sovereign decision of Germany to decide which energy supplier to cooperate with. No country should be threatened by sanctions. The so-called sanctions imposed by the United States are neither reasonable nor in violation of international law. Lavrov praised Germany’s principled position on the “beixi-2” project, believing that it will help to diversify European energy supply. On the issue of energy security, European countries have the right to make their own decisions. < / P > < p > the United States has repeatedly blocked the implementation of the project on the grounds of ensuring European energy security. At the end of 2019, US President trump signed the defense authorization act for fiscal year 2020, which includes sanctions against enterprises involved in the “beixi-2” project. In June 2020, U.S. senators from both parties proposed a new bill aimed at expanding the sanctions on the “beixi-2” project, which covers all companies providing certification, insurance and port facilities for the project.