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By Lada Evgrashina and Afet Mehdiyeva

BAKU, Oct 11 (Reuters) - BP came under unprecedentedcriticism from Azeri President Ilham Aliyev over falling oiloutput in Azerbaijan at one of the British major's biggestproduction assets.

"There were discussions with BP over decline in oilproduction and they admitted they had allowed some seriousviolations and promised to fix them within one month," Aliyevsaid during a government meeting late on Wednesday.

The meeting was broadcast by Azeri state TV.

(Writing by Margarita Antidze; editing by James Jukwey)

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Keywords: AZERBAIJAN OIL/BP