United States President Barack Obama on Sunday thanked Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the people of Australia for being extraordinary hosts, calling the G20 summit in Brisbane a productive one.
At a press conference at the end of the summit, Obama said the world leaders had many fruitful discussions during the course of the G20 in Brisbane.
All the G20 economies in Brisbane announced strategies to increase growth and create jobs, including new initiatives, such as building more infrastructure.
The G20 leaders also made commitments that could bring another 100 million women into their collective workforce, according to Obama.
Meanwhile, Obama said G20 members took steps to fight climate change, and highlighted the recent emissions reduction pact between the United States and China.
On Ebola, Obama said the G20 members committed to helping nations in west Africa build more capacity to prevent the virus from spreading and respond to future outbreaks before they become epidemics.
The U.S. president said Sunday was the final day of a very productive tour that has taken him to three countries across the Asia-Pacific.
"It's been a good week for American leadership and for American workers. We made important progress," he said.
(Xinhua News Agency November 16, 2014)