MFO Director General returns from temporary leave of absence

The MFO's Director General, David M. Satterfield, has returned from a temporary leave of absence during which he served as United States Chargé d'Affaires, ad interim, in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Appointment of the MFO's Next Force Commander

The MFO Rome Headquarters announced today the appointment of Brigadier General Denis Thompson of Canada as the MFO’s next Commander of the peacekeeping force and observers stationed in the Sinai. The appointment was made with the approval of the Governments of Egypt and Israel. Brigadier General Thompson will serve as MFO Force Commander and be promoted to Major General for a two-year term commencing 3 March 2014.

Fulfillment of the MFO Mission

The MFO continues to fulfill its mission to observe, verify and report in the four Treaty Zones.  To keep our personnel as safe as possible, the MFO constantly assesses the security situation in its area of operations and, as necessary, adjusts its operations and logistics; we have a robust program for protection of our personnel and locations.