Newly appointed Presidential Spokesperson Mohamed Mabrook Azeez says he is honored for the appointment.

In a tweet today, Mabrook said that with the talented team alongside him, they will work closely with the media to keep the public informed.

He thanked the public for the overwhelming support.

This comes after the President's Office yesterday announced that President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has created a Spokesperson's position at the President's Office and had appointed Mabrook to the post.

It said that the President made the appointment at the Deputy Minister level.

It noted that President Solih created the post on January 1, 2021.

The President's Office noted that with the new changes, all inquiries related to the media and communications at the President's Office, previously managed by Ibrahim Hood, should be directed to Mohamed Mabrook Azeez.

Mabrook became a household name across the Maldives last year after he was appointed the spokesperson of the National Health Emergency Operations Center NEOC.

His familiarity with the media and their probing questions were showcased and applauded during the flurry of media briefings held during the early days in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.