Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi participated in the closed-door session of African leaders to discuss the agenda of the African Summit that will kick off in Addis Ababa later in the day.
The session is taking up two main topics; the first one related to governance, elections and adherence to constitutional principles while the other is related to AU finance.
Egypt is a major financing country to the AU where it contributes 12 percent of the total AU budget.
President Sisi arrived in the Ethiopian capital on Friday on a three-day visit to Addis Ababa to attend the African Summit.
The participant leaders held on Friday a closed-door session where they took up the issues of terrorism, the situation in Burundi and South Sudan.