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Mar 17, 2024

MFO Salutes its New Force Commander

Major General Michael Garraway of Australia assumed command of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai from Interim Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams of New Zealand, on 17 March 2024.

Mar 14, 2024

Recent visits to the MFO

Visits are a crucial element to understanding the MFO, our mission, and our role in promoting regional peace and stability. These visits result in productive dialogue with our Egyptian and Israeli colleagues, representatives of MFO Troop-Contributing and Donor States, and friends.

Mar 11, 2024

MFO Plenary Meeting, March 4, 2024

Representatives from twenty-one MFO Supporting States attended the plenary session of the MFO’s Annual Meeting in Rome on March 4, 2024, including delegations from Egypt, Israel, and the United States.


Mar 8, 2024

Thanking Our Women Peacekeepers and Celebrating IWD

The MFO thanks all its women peacekeepers, military and civilian, for their contributions to our mission and the critical role they play supporting peace and cooperation between Egypt and Israel. Our women peacekeepers excel in carrying out critical responsibilities at all levels throughout the MFO. Their work is fundamental to our success and an integral part of our achievements.

Mar 6, 2024

Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2024

The MFO is honored to announce that the Government of Japan has once again generously provided the MFO with supplemental project funding to ensure the safety of our personnel and the effectiveness of our mission.


Feb 22, 2024

Supporting States Visit - February 20, 2024


The MFO Interim Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, and MFO personnel welcomed Ambassadors, Defense Attachés, and other key staff from Cairo-based embassies to the MFO’s North Camp.

Feb 16, 2024

COU Conducts its 1000th Verification Mission in the Sinai (V-1000)


From February 11 to 15, 2024, the MFO’s Civilian Observer Unit (COU) conducted its 1,000th verification mission (V-1000). This milestone highlights the MFO’s and the COU’s ongoing commitment to long-lasting peace in the region.


Feb 7, 2024

MFO Force Commander Designate – Major General Michael Garraway


The MFO is honored to announce that it has received Egypt’s and Israel’s approval to appoint Major General Michael Garraway from Australia as the MFO’s next Force Commander.

Dec 30, 2023

MG Williams recognized as Officer NZ Order of Merit

The MFO extends our warmest congratulations to our Interim Force Commander, Major General Williams, for being recognized as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by King Charles III.

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News & Media Czech Republic Officials Visit the MFO

Jun 6, 2023

Czech Republic Officials Visit the MFO


Over the period of 3 to 4 June 2023, the Czech Republic’s Deputy Minister of Defence, His Excellency František Šulc, accompanied by the Czech Armed Forces Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Karel Řehka, as well as representatives from the Czech Government and Senate visited the MFO’s South Camp in the Sinai.

The delegation met with MFO Force Commander, Major General Pavel Kolář, from the Czech Republic, and discussed the strategic importance of the mission for peace in the Middle East, as well as the Czech contribution to the mission since 2009. Both Mr. Šulc and LGen Řehka remarked on the significance of the Czech presence in the Middle East and the opportunity the MFO provides their armed forces to gain valuable experience in peacekeeping missions.

After receiving strategic briefings, the delegation paid their respects and lay flowers at the memorial to Captain Michaela Ticha, a Czech soldier who died in 2020 in a helicopter crash while serving in Sinai. They also met with Czech contingent members to learn more about their experience and tasks with the MFO.

The Czech Armed Forces currently deploy a contingent of twenty members in total, fifteen who support the C-295M CASA aircraft that forms part of the MFO‘s fixed wing aviation unit, as well as five officers who fulfill joint staff roles in support of the MFO.