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Azerbaijan's president says deal is signed to end war over Nagorno-Karabakh

FILE PHOTO: Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev gestures as he speaks during an address to the nation in Baku, Azerbaijan, in this picture released October 26, 2020. Official web-site of President of Azerbaijan/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said on Tuesday he has signed a deal to stop military conflict with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

“The signed trilateral statement will become a (crucial) point in the settlement of the conflict,” he said in a televised online meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Reporting by Nailia Bagirova; writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Leslie Adler