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PM for better coordination between BRICS countries
PM Dr Manmohan Singh has called for better coordination between BRICS countries in order to influence global issues in a positive manner. he also called for enhancing the people to people dialogue among these nations.
INDIAN PRIME Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Tuesday exhorted the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries to coordinate in a better way to influence global issues such as global economy and bringing about a more equitable and democratic world order.
He also said that the BRICS countries had huge potential which could be combined in an effective manner to handle global issues effectively. The Prime Minister said this while on his way to the third BRICS summit being held in Sanya, a city in China.
Dr Singh said that these countries had major urban centres and could share the experiences on managing these cities. He also said that there was need to push people to people dialogue particularly the exchanges between the civil society, the media, scholars and intellectuals.

Pointing to the fact that BRICS countries were members of UN Security Council, the Prime Minister said that they should help in shaping and guiding the international discourse on issues, which closely affect these countries.

Dr Singh also welcomed South Africa in the groups, adding that this will add more weight to this grouping, which already is influencing the world in a positive manner. BRICS, he said has the potential of not only helping development in Africa but the entire wold.

He also expressed happiness over the fact that it was first time that BRICS summit was taking place in Asia.

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