Extension of MFO Force Commander, MG Warren J. Whiting, for a fourth year

The Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers, Ambassador David M. Satterfield, is pleased to announce the extension of service of the Force Commander, MG Warren J. Whiting, until 1 March 2014.   This extension provides for a cumulative four years of service by MG Whiting to the Force and Observers, and to the Parties to the Treaty of Peace, Egypt and Israel, who have both approved this extension.

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.