Etihad unveils partnership with Australia Gulf Council

ABU DHABI - Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has signed up as principal corporate partner of the not-for-profit Australia Gulf Council, or AGC.

By (Staff Report)

Published: Sat 19 Nov 2011, 10:45 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:17 AM

The two organisations announced the new partnership at the AGC Inaugural Annual Dinner held at Parliament House in Canberra.

AGC chief executive Michael Yabsley made the announcement before 65 VIP guests who included special guest of honour, Minister for Trade Dr Craig Emerson; Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Julie Bishop; Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Justine Elliot; and former Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former Minister for Defence Robert Hill.

Etihad chief executive officer James Hogan said: “As the national airline of the UAE, we take seriously our responsibility for fostering closer relations between Australia and the UAE.”

“The establishment of a formal partnership with the Australia Gulf Council is a significant milestone in achieving this goal.

“We hope it will herald a new and exciting era of collaboration and increase opportunities for deeper diplomatic, business and cultural exchange.”

“The AGC Etihad Corporate Partnership is a great outcome and we look forward to seeing it develop in a way that will add real value for both Etihad Airways and the AGC,” Yabsley said.

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