Secretary Cohen and Romanian President Constantinescu inspect the honor guard.
Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) joins his guest, visiting Romanian President Emil Constantinescu (right), as he inspects the joint services honor guard at the Pentagon, July 17, 1998. Accompanying the dignitaries is the Commander of Troops for the ceremony Lt. Col. Mark Armstrong. The full honor arrival ceremony was just the start to a busy morning which included meetings with Cohen and other senior Department of Defense officials and a press conference. Romania is an active participant in NATO's Partnership for Peace programs and is directing its efforts towards achieving full NATO membership at some point in the future.