Affleck broke his Twitter silence on Monday with a cordial tweet at Secretary of State John Kerry, thanking him for appointing Former U.S. Representative Thomas Perriello as the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa.
.@JohnKerry Thx for appointing Tom Perriello as Special Envoy, Africa Great Lakes & #DRC. @EasternCongo partners look fwd to working w/ him.
However, Affleck has long had an interest in America's foreign policy and political relationship with Africa, and even founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in 2010, so it makes sense that he would want to share his thoughts on the appointment.
Perriello responded to the actor's kind tweet, thanking Affleck and Kerry for their "tireless efforts to draw attention to the region."