The g7+ is governed by the Ministerial Forum, the group’s decision-making body. The Ministerial Forum selects a Minister of a member country (or a person with relevant qualifications equivalent to those of a Minister) to serve as Chair of the Ministerial Forum for a two-year term and may stand for re-election. The Chair of the Ministerial Forum shall rotate among the Member States. The Ministerial Forum shall also select a Deputy Chair. Each member state is represented in the Ministerial Forum meetings by either their Minister of Finance and Planning or Minister of Foreign Affairs. The g7+ has established an Advisory Council comprising eminent persons and special envoys who advise and give counsel to the Ministerial Forum to assist in achieving the work of the g7+ in line with the principles of Volunteerism, Solidarity and Cooperation.