The President of Romania became the first head of state to visit post-handover Hong Kong yesterday - but there was no pomp and little ceremony. Emil Constantinescu, his wife Nadia, and a delegation of 100 businessmen and politicians, arrived from Zhuhai to find the SAR's cupboard of top officials almost bare. With Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa away in the United States and Chief Secretary for Administration Anson Chan Fang On-sang on a private trip to Shanghai, it fell to No 3 Sir Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to spruce up his bow tie for the first international dinner at Government House since reunification. Earlier, the Romanians had visited the offices of the Independent Commission Against Corruption. And there they found the office of commissioner Lily Yam Kwan Pui-ying empty. In her stead they were welcomed by her deputy, Tony Kwok Man-wai. But Mr Constantinescu did get to meet at least one head of department during his stay, which was brief even by whirlwind visit standards. As he stepped off the ferry from Zhuhai yesterday afternoon, he was greeted by the new Director of Protocol, Lillian Wong Wai-yin. She was also sent to wave him off at the airport on his way back to the Romanian capital of Bucharest last night.