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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.

May 9, 2022

The MFO completes expansion of Remote Site 2

The MFO has completed expansion works at Remote Site 2 in northern Sinai to safeguard effective, current and future operations critical to the success of our mission on behalf of Egypt and Israel.

Apr 29, 2022

MFO Commemorates 40 Years of Peacekeeping in Sinai

On April 25, 1982, the date specified in the Treaty of Peace, representatives of Egypt, Israel, and the MFO met at North Camp. The red, white, and black banner of the Arab Republic of Egypt was raised, signaling the return of Sinai to Egyptian sovereignty. At that moment, the MFO took up its mission of peace.

Apr 28, 2022

Norway extends funding support for COU

 

Norway has generously agreed to extend its financial support of the MFO’s Civilian Observer Unit (COU) in 2022.

Apr 11, 2022

MFO Spotlight: Our Staff in Tel Aviv

 

The MFO speaks with Ms. Galit Edri, one of our National Staff at our Representative Office in Tel Aviv, about her work with and contributions to the MFO.

Mar 29, 2022

Our Bygone Contingents

 

 

The MFO is pleased to announce that we have revised our contingent page to acknowledge two former MFO Troop-Contributors: Hungary and the Netherlands.

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News & Media MFO Commemorates 40 Years of Peacekeeping in Sinai

Apr 29, 2022

MFO Commemorates 40 Years of Peacekeeping in Sinai

On April 25, 1982, the date specified in the Treaty of Peace, representatives of Egypt, Israel, and the MFO met at North Camp. The red, white, and black banner of the Arab Republic of Egypt was raised, signaling the return of Sinai to Egyptian sovereignty. At that moment, the MFO took up its mission of peace.

On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the MFO commemorated 40 years of peacekeeping in a ceremony held at South Camp in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The ceremony was attended by our dedicated soldiers and civilians in Sinai as well as the Egyptian Ambassador to Israel, H.E. Khaled Azmi, the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt, H.E. Amira Oron, the Chiefs of the Egyptian and Israeli Liaison Agencies, and Representatives from the MFO’s offices in Rome, Cairo, and Tel Aviv. The event concluded with a laying of wreaths in honor of our Fallen Servants of Peace.

 

Commenting on the importance of the day, Major General Evan Williams (NZ), MFO Force Commander, remarked that “it gives us much cause to reflect on our history, to celebrate the contributions of those who came before us, and to remember the lives lived and lost in the pursuit of peace.”

 

In her remarks, Ms. Candace Putnam, MFO Deputy Director General, told those gathered that ”a great deal has changed since the MFO flag was first raised in the Sinai, but we continue to take pride in our mission and our ability to adapt to changing circumstances as we guarantee the peace and enhance Israeli-Egyptian relations.”