On 2nd June 2017, Dr Silim Nadhy, AFAAS Executive Director paid a courtesy call to the Mr. Bernard Rey, Deputy head of Unit Rural development, food security, nutrition, from the Directorate general for international cooperation and development from the European Union Commission in Brussels, Belgium. Dr Silim Nadhy was accompanied by two AFAAS staff Max Olupot, and Emmanuel Atenga. Whereas Mr. Rey was with Mrs. Jacqueline Uwamwiza from EU delegation in Kampala. After the presentation on what AFAAS is about and what it does, Mr. Rey appreciated the achievements reached by AFAAS so far. He advised AFAAS to focus, in its new strategic plan, more on some key areas like ICT innovations, climate change, nutrition, youth, agribusiness. “I want to see more recognition of regional bodies by African Union. African Union Commission and NEPAD have to take advantage of what AFAAS is doing in line with CAADP implementation", said Mr. Rey.