At the EAPC European Conference held in Athens last year, EAPC was pleased to welcome the President of the African Association of Political Consultants as the first African participant. In autumn EAPC President Igor Mintusov and Board Member Reza Kazemi took part in the African summit later in the fall of 2019. “It was a unique experience. We learned a lot and deeply believe that we have to start a new relationship with our African colleagues”, commented Mintusov. A sizeable African delegation also took part in the 52nd IAPC World Conference in Austria last November. This year’s aim is to further intensify the relationship between the African association and the EAPC.