Incoming AU chair President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will likely focus less on "financial and administrative reform" than his predecessor, Swelam added.
But the former Egyptian military leader is expected to stress security and peacekeeping issues.
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"Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was keen during his speech to affirm that Egypt's happiness to host the agency came emerge from a complete confidence in the agency's ability to serve the whole continent through remote sensing technology and space science to push with the efforts of national and regional African development under the Africa 2063 agenda", the statement said.
The summit, themed "Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa", was clustered into different sessions.
Cairo has "never forgotten" its suspension in 2013 after Egypt's army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who had in 2012 became the country's first democratically elected president, the diplomat said.More news: Crackdown 3's Wrecking Zone Getting Technical Test Tomorrow
He urged Member states to support proposed reforms that were meant to improve the efficiency of the African Union Commission.
But member states have resisted both this and moves to strengthen the powers of the AU Commission, its executive organ.
While also disputed by the Catholic church, the results were validated by DRC's constitutional court and saluted by continental heavyweights South Africa, Kenya and Egypt.More news: Ocado share price falls after sales warning following warehouse fire
"During his time in power, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has demonstrated a shocking contempt for human rights".