Ministerial Forum

The Ministerial Forum is the preeminent decision-making body of the g7+. Each member country appoints a ministerial-level delegate to the Ministerial Forum. The body meets annually, but can be convened at other times if necessary.

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. The Ministerial Forum also selects a Deputy Chair.

The Chair of the Ministerial Forum performs a number of high-level functions, including chairing the Ministerial meeting, representing the group at the highest levels, and facilitating consensus among member countries on strategic issues. The Chair of the Ministerial Forum rotates among the member countries. Currently the group is chaired by the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone, represented by H.E. Momodu Lamin Kargbo, Minister of Finance and Economic Development. The appointment was made during the 3rd Ministerial Meeting of the g7+ held in Lomé, Togo on the 29th and 30th of May 2014. The group recently held its 4rd Ministerial Meeting in Kabul Afghanistan on 23th and 24 March 2016 where they produced a set of agreement on the Kabul Communique.