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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.

Uniquely under MFO funding arrangements, peacekeeping under the Peace Treaty of 1979 is primarily financed by the directly interested Parties themselves. A current goal of the MFO's Director General, David Satterfield, is to expand the pool of donors from the international community. For this reason, Sweden's contribution is particularly timely and welcome.

 

Sweden joins an MFO family of supporting states that, in addition to Egypt and Israel, includes twelve troop-contributing countries and seven other Donor States.