The Government of Sweden Provides a Contribution to the MFO

The MFO is pleased to announce that the Government of Sweden has made a contribution of 1,000,000 Swedish Kronor to support the MFO in its work. The contribution demonstrates Sweden's visible and strong commitment to the Peace between Egypt and Israel and to regional stability, and helps to ensure that the MFO can continue to fulfill its mission. It also assists the Director General to maintain his commitment to Egypt and Israel to stabilize their own annual contributions to the MFO at current levels.

Extension of MG Whiting as MFO Force Commander for a third year

The MFO and the Government of New Zealand, on 22 August 2011, concluded an agreement extending the service of MG Warren Whiting as MFO Force Commander for an additional year, until 1 March 2013. The Governments of Egypt and Israel had previously advised the MFO Director General, David M. Satterfield, of their approval of this extension.