Jul 29, 2021
August 3, 2021, marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the MFO with the signing of the Protocol to the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. The Protocol established the overall structure, authorities, and responsibilities of the MFO, enabling us to begin our mission. The accompanying photos show the first raising of the MFO flag in Sinai in April 1982.
Jul 15, 2021
On July 8, the MFO's Force and Observers in Sinai welcomed representatives from fourteen MFO Supporting States (Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States) to the MFO’s South Camp.
Jun 25, 2021
The MFO was pleased to host delegations from Egypt and Israel at its headquarters in Rome, Italy, June 22-25. This was the first opportunity for the delegations to meet at MFO Headquarters since the onset of COVID.
Jun 21, 2021
The MFO speaks to Corporal Matsos from the Canadian Contingent (CANCON). Corporal Matsos contributed, over a period of six months, to the MFO mission as one of our Flight Followers and played a critical role in our Air Operations. For more information on CANCON please see the following link.
May 13, 2021
The MFO speaks with Mr. Hamed Hassan Awaad, one of our locally engaged Egyptian Contractor Staff from Care Services Limited, on his experience working within our organization. Mr. Awaad has filled various positions in over twenty years of service with the MFO. Currently, he is the Work Order Control Supervisor and Material Expeditor in our Force Engineering Office located in Sinai.
Apr 16, 2021
The MFO greatly appreciates the generous and prompt offers of medical support from Australia and New Zealand to help identify and treat cases of COVID among our personnel.
Apr 12, 2021
On April 6, 2021, the MFO’s Cairo Office held a memorial service in honor of Mr. Ashraf Mobariz, our Senior Liaison and Security Officer in Cairo, who died on November 5, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. The event was attended by Mr. Mobariz’s son, two of his siblings, his colleagues from our Cairo Office staff, MG Samer Kamal, Chief of Egypt’s Liaison Agency with International Organizations, and the MFO’s Director General, Ambassador Beecroft.
Apr 6, 2021
The MFO speaks to Lieutenant Colonel Masahito Fukayama from the Japanese Contingent (JCON), our current Deputy Chief of Liaison South, on his role in the Liaison Office and his deployment with the MFO. For more information on JCON please see the following link.
Apr 1, 2021
Réseau d’analyse stratégique (RAS) - Network for Strategic Analysis (NAS): Interview with Major General Dennis Thompson, retired (in French)
NZDF News: Sailors in the Sinai
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy: Avoiding an Epic Mistake
Defense One: Washington Should Avoid a Self-Inflicted Wound in the Sinai
Fiji Times: Lt-Col Vananalagi Is Now Chief Observer Group Golan
NZ Herald: Northlander in Military Police during mission in Egypt
Middle East Institute Article: The times have changed, but the need for a US-led MFO hasn’t