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).
On 1 March 2017, Major General (MG) Simon Stuart of Australia will assume command of the Multinational Force and Observers at a ceremony presided over by MFO Director General David M. Satterfield to be held at the MFO’s main camp in Sharm el Sheikh, Sinai, Egypt.