Steven Seagal: 'Deeply humbled' to be appointed 'special representative' by Russia

Actor Steven Seagal on Sunday embraced his new role as a "special representative" of the Russian Foreign Ministry, saying he takes the role "very seriously."

"I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of Russian and American Humanitarian ties," Seagal tweeted.


"I hope we can strive for peace, harmony and positive results in the world," he added.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday that it had appointed the action star as a special representative for Russian-American humanitarian relations. The ministry likened the role to that of a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

“The task is to promote the further development of Russian-American relations in the humanitarian sphere, including interaction in the field of culture, art, public and youth exchanges and more,” the ministry said on its official Facebook page, according to a CNN translation of the post.

Seagal supported President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE's candidacy and election.

Trump has drawn criticism for his reluctance at times to speak out against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin, particularly on the issue of election interference.

The president has said on multiple occasions that he believes the U.S. would benefit from improving relations with Russia.