It was all joy when President John Mahama reconnected with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.
The two presidents were visibly excited to see each other as they exchanged pleasantries in Lome, the capital of Togo.
The summit aims at making maritime space the key driver of Africa's economic and social development.
The AU leaders attending the forum will hold discussions with experts and leaders from the business world in order to establish a roadmap on maritime security in Africa.
President Kenyatta last met President Mahama when he attended Ghana's independence day celebration in March this year.
At the event, the two men joked over an error which misrepresented President Kenyatta as the president of Ghana.