The SCO Heads of Government Council shall approve the budget of the Organisation, consider and decide upon major issues related to particular, especially economic, spheres of interaction within the Organisation.
The Council shall hold its regular meetings once a year. A meeting of the Heads of State Council shall be chaired by the head of State organising this regular meeting. The venue of a regular meeting of the Council shall generally be determined in the Russian alphabetic order of names of the SCO member states.
The venue of a regular meeting of the Council shall be determined by prior agreement among heads of Government (Prime Ministers) of the member states.