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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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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.

Recently, the MFO family had the privilege and pleasure of hosting the following guests among many others:

 

  • Military Officers from Egypt’s Nasser Military Academy for Postgraduate Studies: On September 25, 2023, approximately 70 Military Officers from seven different countries, currently attending the Nasser Military Academy for Postgraduate Studies, accompanied by Academy staff, visited South Camp for a familiarization trip.
  • Rear-Admiral Fabio Agostini: From September 13 to 15, 2023, the Deputy Chief of Staff Plan and Exercises of the Italian Command for Joint Operations, Rear-Admiral Fabio Agostini, visited South Camp to attend the Italian Coastal Patrol Unit medals and awards parade, and change of command ceremony, as the guest of honor.
  • General Luis Mauricio Ospina Gutiérrez: On August 31, 2023, the Commander of the Colombian Army, General Luis Mauricio Ospina Gutiérrez, visited both South and North Camps, to reaffirm Colombia’s commitment to the MFO mission and spend time with Colombia’s troops serving in Sinai.
  • Mr. Yoshiaki Wada: On August 22, 2023, the Japanese State Minister of Cabinet, Mr. Yoshiaki Wada, visited South Camp, to meet with the Japanese Contingent and reaffirm Japan’s commitment to the MFO mission.

 

Mr. Wada and General Ospina also visited with the MFO’s Director General in Rome as part of their travels.

 

The MFO remains grateful to all our Supporting States and welcomes visits from their representatives.