The Senate formally approved Tillerson as the 69th Secretary of state

The upper chamber of Congress officially endorsed the candidacy of Rex Tillerson to the post of Governor of the US State Department, reports Reuters.

Proposed by President Donald trump candidacy Tillerson was supported by 56 senators voted against 43.

Previously on 24 Jan Tillerson went through the process of approval by the Committee on foreign relations of the Senate.

Then he was voted by 11 members of the Committee, they all belong to the Republican party of the United States. Senate Democrats, in turn, made against him.