Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft has been appointed the MFO’s new Director General by Egypt and Israel and will assume his post in mid-September. He succeeds Ambassador David M. Satterfield who has served as Director General since 1 July 2009.
Japan has provided the MFO with renewed supplemental funding in our Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (Japanese FY 2016) amounting to $1,666,650. As in the prior two FYs, this money will be applied to urgent force protection needs as the MFO continues its mission of peace and confidence building in the midst of ongoing security challenges. This year’s contribution will provide funding for construction of a new perimeter fence and related security features at our main South Camp in Sharm el Sheikh. Supplemental funding received from Japan in MFO FYs 2016 and 2015 were applied towards critical protective works at our Forward Operating Base North (previously our North Camp).