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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.

Dec 6, 2023

MFO Sinai pitches in to clean the environment

 

 

On December 4, 2023, MFO Sinai members undertook an all-hands clean-up activity at South Camp.

Nov 14, 2023

MFO Remembrance Events 2023

On November 11 and 12, 2023, MFO Sinai members participated in two solemn commemoration events at South and North Camp, to honor and remember the Fallen who gave their lives in service for their countries and in support of peace.

Oct 25, 2023

MFO Director General Visits the Czech Republic

 

On October 23, 2023, MFO Director General Elizabeth Dibble visited Prague and met with Lieutenant General Karl Řehka, Chief of Defense and his staff.

Oct 15, 2023

Latest 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.

Sep 27, 2023

Driving Skills Competition

 

Driving is an essential part of the MFO’s mission in Sinai. It enables us to transport equipment and personnel and to carry out daily tasks including Treaty-required observation duties.

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News & Media Fiji’s President Visits MFO Sinai

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.