Brisbane, Nov 15: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott asked G20 leaders in Brisbane Saturday to use first names to show "personal warmth" and to "speak from the heart, not from notes" to make the summit the best it can be.
Abbott made the remarks at the opening of the leaders' retreat ahead of the formal G20 sessions in which the leaders were given five minutes each to talk about any issues they wished.
"If we could use first names, that would be good as well because, whatever disagreements we might have, it helps if there can at least be personal warmth amongst us," Abbott said.
Abbott said the world was looking at G20 leaders to demonstrate their ability to boost economic growth and create more jobs, according to Xinhua.
"We may not always be able to agree but I hope we can at least be open with each other over this time," he said.
Earlier, Australian PM had said that the G20 Summit will not be a "talkfest" but will focus on the clear goal of creating jobs, identifying tax cheats and boosting the world economy by two per cent, bringing "real difference" to people across the world.