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Jan 27, 2023

MFO Plenary Meeting – 26 January 2023

 

 

The MFO was honored to hold a plenary meeting in Rome on 26 January 2023 for its Supporting States.

Jan 16, 2023

MFO Force Commander Designate – Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář

The MFO is honored to announce that it has received Egypt’s and Israel’s approval to appoint Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář from the Czech Republic as the MFO’s next Force Commander.

Nov 24, 2022

MFO COP27 Visits

Over the month of November 2022, youths, dignitaries, and Heads of State from all over the world visited Sharm El Sheikh to attend the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). During this time, many representatives from MFO Troop Contributing and Donor States took the opportunity to visit us in the Sinai.

Nov 14, 2022

MFO Remembrance Events 2022

MFO Sinai members participated in a series of solemn commemoration events at South and North Camp, and in Egypt and Israel, to honor and remember the Fallen who gave their lives in service for their countries and in support of peace.

Nov 11, 2022

Remembrance Day 2022, Rome Wreath Laying

On Remembrance Day, to honor service members who lost their lives in duty to their countries, MFO Director General Elizabeth L. Dibble laid a wreath at the Rome Commonwealth Cemetery in their memory.  The event was hosted by Lord Edward Llewellyn OBE, the British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino and was attended by representatives from MFO Supporting States Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States.

Nov 10, 2022

Albania Signs Participation Agreement with MFO

 

On 8 November 2022, Albanian Defence Minister Niko Peleshi and MFO Director General Elizabeth L. Dibble signed a participation agreement to provide military personnel in support of the MFO mission.

Oct 18, 2022

DG Award Presented to Mr. Chen

On 16 October 2022, Mr. Andy Chen was presented with the Director General’s Award by Ms. Elizabeth Dibble during her orientation visit to MFO Sinai. It is the highest honor presented to MFO Members.

Oct 12, 2022

NZ Minister of Defence Visit

Over the period 7 to 9 October 2022, the New Zealand Minister of Defence, the Honourable Peeni Henare, escorted by Rear Admiral James Gilmour (Commander Joint Forces New Zealand) and Mr. Greg Lewis (New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt), visited the MFO in Sinai with stops at South Camp, North Camp, and Remote Site 2. Following his visit, he met with the MFO’s Director General, Elizabeth Dibble, in Cairo along with her Representative, Mr. Bradley Lynch.

Oct 4, 2022

MFO Spotlight: International Staff in Sinai

The MFO speaks with Ms. Doris Meliwane, a member of our international staff at South Camp, about her work with the MFO as a Vehicle Maintenance Foreman and the opportunities for women to engage in trade jobs.

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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.