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Q&A with Azerbaijan President Aliyev: peace with Armenia 'remote'

But leader remains open to three-way meeting with Yerevan and Moscow

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev spoke in an interview with Nikkei in Baku on Oct. 21.

BAKU -- In an exclusive interview with Nikkei on Wednesday, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev said he is open to a trilateral meeting with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Moscow, but claimed that "counterproductive and provocative statements" by the Armenians render "negotiations senseless."

Here are edited excerpts of the interview:

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