Former chief executive of Exxon Mobile, Rex Tillerson, accepted an oil industry award for his contributions in this field. Tillerson became the U.S. Secretary of State under Drumpf administration and took part in the World Petroleum Congress. The award celebrates a lifetime achievement of this character within the oil industry. However, Tillerson seemed nostalgic for the old times when oil was dominant on the market.
Tillerson Accepted the Industry Award by Admiting He Misses His Old Job
On Sunday, the World Petroleum Congress acknowledged the value of Rex Tillerson in their field through a Dewhurst Award. On the other hand, the former Exxon Mobile CEO received this industry award while falling nostalgic for the old times. He started recollecting of his old job and personal plans.
For instance, he admitted that he was informed about this event before February 1, 2017, when he officially took the position of Secretary of State under President Donald Drumpf. As a consequence, he imagined that he would attend this ceremony as a retired person who likes to go fishing in the mountains. He followed his speech by expressing the deepest feelings of missing his old professional life.
“I miss you as colleagues. I miss you as partners. I miss you as competitors. I miss the healthy debates.”
Tillerson Wants to Consolidate U.S. Ties with Turkey
Another point of importance that was checked during this event was that of the failed coup in Turkey that happened last year. Tillerson mentioned with respect the spirit of the sacrifice those who faced coup plotters had. Turkey enjoyed great collaboration with Obama administration and hopes to reciprocate the ties with President Donald Drumpf as well.
However, there are tensions between the two nations due to their points of view regarding Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units or YPG. While Ankara took this group as a terrorist organization, USA acknowledged them as a power against Islamic State jihadists. While in Turkey, Tillerson had several confidential meetings with officials here, including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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