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    BAKU, December 9 (RIA Novosti) - President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev appointed Natik Aliyev minister of industry and energy Friday, the presidential press service said.

    Aliyev had been the head of the Azerbaijan State Oil Company before the appointment.

    The president also appointed former Industry and Energy Minister Medzhlid Kerimov head of Azerkhimiya, a state-owned chemical company.

    Rovnag Abdullayev, a member of the country's parliament, was appointed to replace Aliyev as head of the Azerbaijan State Oil Company.

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