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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 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.

At all three locations, MFO representatives thanked the delegation for Japan’s longstanding support for the MFO mission and discussed our responsibilities for ensuring peace and stability in the region and the continuing importance of Japan’s role in enabling MFO operations as both a Donor and Troop-Contributing State.


In Sinai, our two Japanese contingent members spent time with Director Miyano and provided briefs on their key roles as members of the MFO Liaison team where they help develop and strengthen relationships with the two Treaty Parties. Director Miyano and the MFO Chief of Liaison, Colonel Chantal Tetreault, exchanged information and ideas on ways of building and improving cooperation to facilitate greater regional collaboration, peace operations, and strategic engagements and projects.