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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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Apr 17, 2023

DG Japanese IPC Visit to MFO

From 10 to 13 April 2023, the MFO was pleased to host a joint Japanese delegation, led by Mr. Takehiro Kano, the Director General of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation (IPC) Headquarters, with representatives from the IPC and Ministry of Defense.

First, the delegation visited our South Camp, escorted by the MFO Director General’s Representative in Cairo, Mr. Brad Lynch. Afterwards, they convened with Mr. Lynch in Cairo before continuing their journey to the MFO’s headquarters in Rome where they met with our Director General, Ms. Elizabeth Dibble.


Director General Kano and his team travelled to meet with deployed Japanese personnel in Sinai in addition to learning more about MFO operations and how the MFO mission contributes to peace in the region. During the visit, Mr. Kano received from the MFO’s Force Commander, Major General Pavel Kolář, a strategic briefing which outlined the status of the current Sinai operational environment, and he also was briefed by the Force Commander’s staff on MFO activities.


In Rome, Director General Dibble thanked the delegation for Japan’s longstanding sponsorship of the MFO mission. She discussed the MFO’s ongoing responsibilities in fostering peace between the Treaty Parties and emphasized the value the MFO placed on Japan’s broad support on many levels: politically, diplomatically, and through the provision of personnel and funds.