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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 MFO Director General Visits Uruguay and Colombia

Mar 3, 2023

MFO Director General Visits Uruguay and Colombia

MFO Director General, Elizabeth L. Dibble, visited Uruguay and Colombia on February 17 and 20, 2023, respectively to meet with representatives of two of the MFO’s long-time Troop-Contributing States.

In Uruguay, she met with Senator Javier Garcia, the Minister of National Defense, General Mario Stevenazzi, Chief of the Uruguayan Army, and Undersecretary of Foreign Relations Nicholas Albertoni to brief them on the MFO and discuss Uruguay’s contribution to the MFO, including encouraging Uruguay to send more women in senior positions. She also visited the National Peace Training Institute of Uruguay, where she gained insight into the preparation of Uruguayan soldiers prior to their deployment with the MFO.


In Colombia, she met with General Luis Mauricio Ospina Gutierrez, Commander of the National Army, the Deputy Commander, Major General Alvaro Vicente Perez Duran, and the Chief of Staff of Operations, Brigadier General Fredy Marlon Coy Villamil to discuss Colombia’s participation in the MFO, update them on our work in the region, and hear about Colombia’s plan to send more women in senior positions. In addition, she visited the Center of International Missions and Civil Affairs, where she was briefed on Colombia’s other contributions to worldwide peacekeeping.


In both countries, Ms. Dibble expressed the MFO’s and the Treaty Partners’ thanks for the many years of continued support from Uruguay and Colombia and for their commitment to peace in the Middle East. She noted that the troops Colombia and Uruguay provide are integral and valued parts of the MFO’s Force in Sinai and play an important role in ensuring the MFO is able to carry out its mission successfully.


For more details on the composition and efforts of the Uruguayan and Colombian contingents, see the following link.