The code is one of the major resolutions of the Summit of Heads of State on Maritime Safety and Security in the Gulf of Guinea in Yaoundé, experts have assembled the draw up strategies for concrete implementation the Code.The code is a collection of measures intended to reinforce safety and security in the Gulf of Guinea which in recent years became a target for pirate activities.The Yaoundé gathering is the first technical evaluation organised by the Interregional Coordination Centre (ICC) in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Code of Conduct and other security concerns.For two days, experts from West and Central African countries that are signatories of the Yaounde Code of Conduct and partners made an in depth diagnosis of the security situation at sea, examined weaknesses and highlighted strong points in order to better orientate their actions at sea.The Executive Director of the Interregional Coordination Centre, Trimua Christian indicated that other meetings have been scheduled September 2017 in Dakar, Senegal involving Navy Chiefs of staff of member countries and partners.The meetings being held to collect valuable information that will featured in a final draft that will be presented during the upcoming Heads of State summit.The Executive Director of ICC, Trimua Christian indicated that their meeting is in line with provisions of Article 17 of the Code that empowers the ICC to evaluate the agreement after a period of three years from the date of entry into force in order to measure the level of its enforcement with a view to transforming the Code into a binding multilateral agreement.The countries are member States of the Economic Community of Central Africa States (ECCAS), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) are members of the ICC and signatories to the code. Elvis Teke