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Lukashenko takes part in opening of Minsk metro third line

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko took part in a solemn ceremony to inaugurate the Minsk metro third line that will span from the Kovalskaya Sloboda station to the Yubileinaya Ploshchad station on 6 November, BelTA has learned.

The head of state arrived at the Kovalskaya Sloboda station where he was welcomed by Minsk Metro Director Vladimir Sotnikov, Minskmetrostroy Director General Leonid Stukhalsky and other executives, as well as workers from the above-mentioned organizations.

In order to take part in the ceremony, Aleksandr Lukashenko reached the station via the fare gate using an electronic card given to him by the staff of the Minsk metro.

“Today is an ordinary weekday in our country, but thanks to you we have a festive mood. We are putting into operation the first stage of the third metro line, which will dramatically change the life of the city - it will make it more dynamic and comfortable,” the president said addressing the attendees.