Rabat, May 24 (IANS/MAP) African heads of state will meet for the 29th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 3 to 4.Also Read - Men Forced To Rape Family Members In Ethiopia's Tigray Region Under Threat Of Violence: UN

The summit meeting will be preceded by the 34th Ordinary Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on June 27-28. Also Read - 'Most Uninhabitable Place': Scientists Discover a Place on Earth Where No Life Exists, Not Even Microbes

It will be followed by the 31st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council at the level of the Ministers Foreign Affairs of the AU member states, said the report on Wednesday. Also Read - Sudha, Rawat attain qualifying marks for world championship

The summit will examine several issues, including peace and security on the African continent and in particular the focus will be on crisis-ridden countries like Somalia and Libya.

The AU member states will also discuss the reform of the Pan-African organisation to make it more effective.

The 28th AU summit was marked by the historic return of Morocco to the African Union.

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