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Aug 17, 2022

Japanese IPC Visit to MFO

From 6 to 12 August 2022, the MFO had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from the Japanese International Peace Cooperation (IPC) Headquarters and the Ministry of Defense. Led by Ms. Michiko Miyano, the Director of the IPC, the delegation visited the MFO’s South Camp in Sinai, our Director General’s Representative in Israel, and the MFO’s Headquarters in Rome.

Aug 12, 2022

Fiji’s President Visits MFO Sinai

The Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai was honored to welcome the President of the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, to the MFO’s South Camp from 8 to 11 August 2022. The President was accompanied by the First Lady, Her Excellency Vilomena Kumete Katonivere, the Fijian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Ambassador Katonitabua, and Major General Kalouniwai, the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

Aug 3, 2022

MFO Welcomes Director General Dibble

 

The MFO is pleased to welcome Ms. Elizabeth L. Dibble as the MFO’s new Director General. She was appointed to the post by Egypt and Israel and succeeds Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft who filled the post from August 19, 2017 to July 31, 2022.

Jul 27, 2022

MFO Spotlight: the Norwegian Contingent

The MFO speaks with MAJ Vibeke Sefland of the Norwegian Contingent regarding her work as an MFO Liaison Officer, her participation in the MFO’s Women’s Mentorship Program, and competing in the Force Skills competition. For more information on the contingent, please see the following link.

Jul 18, 2022

MFO Women’s Mentorship Program

 

When the MFO's Women’s Mentorship Program hosted its first meeting on December 13th, 2021, six members attended. Eight months on, participation has grown to an average of 25 MFO members per meeting.

Jun 27, 2022

MFO Plenary Meeting -- 2022

 

The MFO was honored to hold its first in-person plenary meeting since 2019 in Rome on June 23, 2022. Due to COVID, it was not possible to arrange these meetings in 2020 and 2021.

Jun 16, 2022

Supporting States Visit – June 13, 2022

The Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai was honored to welcome representatives of ten MFO Supporting States (Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States) to the MFO’s North Camp.

Jun 8, 2022

Supporting States Visit – June 1, 2022

 

MFO Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, and his staff welcomed Ambassadors, Defense Attachés, and other key personnel from Cairo embassies to the MFO’s North Camp for a familiarization visit on 1 June.

May 19, 2022

MFO Spotlight: the Uruguayan Contingent

 

The MFO speaks with CAPT Gonzalo Barros, Transport Platoon Leader, and 2LT Brian Morat, Field Engineering Liaison Officer, of the Uruguayan Contingent regarding the important work they do in providing transport and engineering support to the MFO mission. For more information on the contingent, please see the following link.

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Aug 12, 2022

Fiji’s President Visits MFO Sinai

The Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai was honored to welcome the President of the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, to the MFO’s South Camp from 8 to 11 August 2022. The President was accompanied by the First Lady, Her Excellency Vilomena Kumete Katonivere, the Fijian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Ambassador Katonitabua, and Major General Kalouniwai, the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

The visit centered on the important responsibilities undertaken by the Fijian Contingent in support of the MFO mission including force protection operations where Fijian soldiers play a vital role in providing security at the MFO’s South Camp and to our Civilian Observer Unit when conducting ground verification missions. Additionally, Fijian personnel are appointed to key staff positions where they sustain MFO operations. President Katonivere was also briefed on the MFO’s Observe, Verify, and Report mission and our ongoing commitment and efforts to facilitate engagement and cooperation between Egypt and Israel.


The Fijian contingent warmly welcomed their Head of State and demonstrated their skills in military drill, martial arts, and traditional singing and dancing.


On 10 August 2022, the MFO’s Force Commander, Major General Williams, presented contingent members with their MFO medals in front of the visiting dignitaries. Contingent members also had the pleasure of receiving Fijian General Service Medals from Major General Kalouniwai in recognition of their time spent serving in the Sinai.