Etihad Airways, official airline partner of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, today welcomed the Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, to its Abu Dhabi Headquarters on the day of the official opening of the World Games in the capital city.

The Minister was joined by H.E Aidan Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to the UAE and senior representatives from both Special Olympics Ireland and Tourism Ireland. The delegation was welcomed by Etihad Aviation Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Robin Kamark and other Etihad executives.

Earlier in the day, Etihad invited a group of volunteers from Special Olympics Ireland to a breakfast and special tour of the airline’s training facilities to thank them for their support and to wish the team well. The Special Olympics delegation was led by Brendan Whelan, Chairman of Special Olympics Ireland and Matt English, CEO Special Olympics Ireland.

Anita Kelly, Embassy of Ireland UAE, H.E. Aidan Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to the UAE, Matt English, Special Olympics Ireland, Chief Executive Officer, Shane Ross TD, Ireland's Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robin Kamark, Etihad Aviation Group, Chief Commercial Officer, Shane Clarke, Director of Corporate Services, Policy & Northern Ireland for Tourism Ireland, Brendan Whelan, Chairman of Special Olympics Ireland, Aisling Mc Dermott, Tourism Ireland.

 

Source: Four Communications