Durban, Mar 28 (IBNS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday left Durban after attending the BRICS Summit here.
Singh on Wednesday called on BRICS to be the main driver of global economic growth post-2008 slowdown of the West as he outlined a five-point charter to strengthen the group of emerging nations.
Speaking at the plenary of the fifth BRICS summit at Durban in South Africa, Singh said the roadmap for the future "should focus on consolidating and deepening our existing cooperation".
Singh´s speech came on a day when he along with other leaders of BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - announced the launch of a development bank.
The Indian PM also met Chinese President Xi Jinping for 45 minutes on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit on Wednesday and reportedly touched upon some of the thorny issues between the two Asian giants, including on Chinese dams along the Brahmaputra river and boundary disputes.