Myanmar set for peace talks with rebel groups

Peace talks aimed at ending Myanmar's numerous long-running ethnic conflicts are due to get under way in the country's capital on Wednesday. The leaders of a number of armed groups have arrived in Naypyidaw.

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    Peace talks aimed at ending Myanmar's numerous long-running ethnic conflicts are due to get under way in the country's capital on Wednesday. The leaders of a number of armed groups have arrived in Naypyidaw.

    But there are major obstacles to overcome for all sides in order for the new round of talks to make a real impact.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Naypyidaw.


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