New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday called on President Pranab Mukherjee, their first meeting since the latter took office on Wednesday.

Singh drove down to Rashtrapati Bhawan for a noon meeting with Mukherjee.

Officials described the meeting as a courtesy call.

This is the first meeting between Singh and Mukherjee since he assumed the office of President on Wednesday.

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Defence Minister A K Antony, Governors of several states, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj were among those who had called on Mukherjee on Thursday.

(Agencies)

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