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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 Japan-funded fire truck welcomed into MFO Fleet

Jul 11, 2023

Japan-funded fire truck welcomed into MFO Fleet

The MFO officially inducted a new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle, funded by the Government of Japan, into the Force’s fleet on 11 July 2023 in North Camp. In attendance at the ceremony was the Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, His Excellency Oka Hiroshi. He was accompanied by the MFO’s Force Commander, Major General Pavel Kolář, Force Fire Chief, Mr. Innes Southard, and the Director General’s Representative in Cairo, Mr. Brad Lynch.

The new fire truck is equipped with the latest firefighting technology as well as ancillary fire response support equipment to bolster the MFO’s emergency services. Most critically, it will provide the North Camp airfield with improved firefighting response capabilities for air operations, a critical component of the MFO mission in the Sinai.

 

The MFO heartily thanks the Government of Japan for this financial contribution in addition to its ongoing regular contribution towards food costs and civilian personnel salaries. We are tremendously grateful for the solid and wide-ranging support Japan provides, in funding and personnel, towards our peacekeeping mission and peace between Egypt and Israel.