"Our work must continue to improve peace and security in Africa in a holistic and sustainable manner," el- Sisi said. "Mediation and preventive diplomacy will remain one of the priorities of the African Union."
Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairman of African Union
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said he wished the three Al Jazeera journalists convicted last month on terrorism charges had been deported instead of put on trial.
Egyptian president regrets putting Al Jazeera journalists on trial