Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said here on Saturday the objective to boost world growth by more than 2 percent by 2018 and create more jobs would be attained through joint efforts of G20 members.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott personally welcomed each G20 leader to officially open the leaders' summit in Brisbane on Saturday, telling them that the summit would be a meeting "of hope" for the world.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday praised China for its contribution to the global economy and for tackling climate change, saying China should be proud of what its government and people have achieved.
President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion US contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and centre of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia.
Boosting global economic growth, encouraging private sector investment in infrastructure, and cracking down on multinational companies which avoid tax were the top issues on the G20 agenda, Australian Treasure Joe Hockey said on Saturday.