Myanmar hosts biggest cast of world leaders since reforms

November 13, 2014 4:40 AM

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NAYPYIDAW - Myanmar welcomed Wednesday its biggest gathering of world leaders since shedding junta rule but concerns over the pace of democratic reforms are expected to surface at the two-day event featuring US President Barack Obama.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and East Asia summits, held in the purpose-built capital of Naypyidaw, are the culmination of a year of diplomatic limelight for Myanmar after long decades shunted to the sidelines under its former military rulers.

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