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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pipeline Name Plan

MOSCOW -- The ruling New Azerbaijan Party proposed that the future Baku-Ceyhan oil pipeline be named after Azeri President Heidar Aliyev, Interfax reported Monday.

The proposal from the New Azerbaijan parliamentary faction triggered a storm of applause at a ceremonial meeting marking the party's seventh anniversary, Interfax reported.

The proposals might be officially adopted at the party's congress later this year, the news agency said.