Durban: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday flew out of Durban after attending the two-day BRICS summit, where he also interacted with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The leaders of BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - gathered here for the summit whose theme was "BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialization".

Manmohan Singh had two significant meetings with Xi - one on the margins of the BRICS Summit on Wednesday and the other a more structured two-way engagement hour later. Xi told Singh China's leadership will continue to pursue the positive groundwork laid down by its predecessors to improve ties between the two Asian neighbours, notwithstanding the long-pending border dispute.

(Agencies)

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