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.

The Government of Finland Provides a Contribution to the MFO

The MFO is pleased to announce that the Government of Finland has made a contribution of €100,000 to support the MFO in its work.

MFO Change of Command

Major General Warren Whiting of New Zealand assumed command of the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai today from Major General Kjell Narve Ludvigsen of Norway.  The ceremony was presided over by the MFO's Director General, Ambassador David M. Satterfield, and in attendance were dignitaries from Egypt, Israel, New Zealand and Norway.