LIVE: G20 Summit underway in BrisbaneBrisbane: The G20 Summit has opened at Queensland Parliament in Brisbane in the midst of an abnormal heat wave.Over 6,000 security personnel from Australia and New Zealand have been deployed by the authorities to prevent
Brisbane: The G20 Summit has opened at Queensland Parliament in Brisbane in the midst of an abnormal heat wave.
Over 6,000 security personnel from Australia and New Zealand have been deployed by the authorities to prevent any attack on the top political and economic luminaries. The security bandobast was justified as Brisbane witnessed bumper to bumper motorcades making their way to Queensland Parliament House for the G20 Retreat.
The host city is also experiencing abnormal heat wave these days.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is among the representatives of world's 20 leading economies participating in the Summit.
Here we are giving you live updates of the proceedings:
3:15PM- Good relations with Canada a priority, Narendra Modi tells Stephan Harper
01:10 pm: Australian PM suggests G20 leaders use first names
"The only rules are if we can speak from our heart rather than from a script that would be good," he said. "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 added.
12:05 Pm: PM Narendra Modi attends first formal session of G20 in Brisbane.
11:45 am: Plenary session at G20 Summit in Brisbane.
11:05 am: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott welcomes PM Narendra Modi to the G20 Summit.
11:00 am: G20 Summit has begun in Brisbane.
10:30 am: Tony Abbott meets US President Barack Obama during the G20 Summit.
10:20 am: Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott meets France President Francois Hollande.
10:15 am: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott meets Russia's President Vladimir Putin during the G20 Summit.
10:10 am: PM Narendra Modi met French President Francois Hollande.