The Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh visited Durban, South Africa for the 5th BRICS Summit which took place from 25 March 2013 to 28 March 2013. The central area of discussion was under the overarching theme, BRICS and Africa: Partnership for Development, Integration and Industrialisation.
As the current BRICS Chair, India received the unstinted support of its partners in successfully implementing the ambitious agenda adopted at the New Delhi Summit in March 2012. The 5th BRICS Summit in Durban gave an opportunity to India for making progress on initiatives which were launched in Delhi. This would enable deepening of intra-BRICS cooperation.
During the visit, the PM held bilateral meetings with other BRICS leaders. During his visit, the PM met with the leaders of BRICS nations, i.e., leaders from Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.