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EU to hold Brexit summit for 27 members on April 29

  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Abe is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Abe is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Abe is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Abe is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Abe is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, and European Council President Donald Tusk, center, greet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Abe is on a one day visit to meet with EU officials. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

The 27 European Union nations will hold a special Brexit summit on April 29 — one month after Britain plans to trigger divorce proceedings with the EU — to decide on the guidelines for the next two years of negotiations with the U.K.

EU Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday that the "Brexit guidelines" will primarily give citizens, companies and all member states "certainty and clarity" on how the talks will go.

Britain is excluded from the summit.

On Monday, Britain announced it will formally trigger negotiations to exit the EU on March 29.