Appointment of new MFO Director General

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 provides the MFO with exceptional supplemental force protection funding for a third year in a row

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).

MFO Force Commander Change of Command

Major General Simon Stuart of Australia assumed command today of the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai from Major General Denis Thompson of Canada.