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Jun 6, 2023

Czech Republic Officials Visit the MFO


Over the period of 3 to 4 June 2023, the Czech Republic’s Deputy Minister of Defence, His Excellency František Šulc, accompanied by the Czech Armed Forces Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Karel Řehka, as well as representatives from the Czech Government and Senate visited the MFO’s South Camp in the Sinai.

Apr 17, 2023

DG Japanese IPC Visit to MFO

From 10 to 13 April 2023, the MFO was pleased to host a joint Japanese delegation, led by Mr. Takehiro Kano, the Director General of the Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation (IPC) Headquarters, with representatives from the IPC and Ministry of Defense.

Apr 6, 2023

In Memorium: First Deputy Sergeant Bonilla Medina


On 3 April 2023, the MFO offered their last goodbyes to First Deputy Sergeant Marlon Fernando Bonilla Medina from the Colombian Contingent (COLCON) during a ceremony at the MFO’s North Camp.

Apr 4, 2023

Serbia Signs Participation Agreement with MFO


On April 3, 2023, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of the Republic of Serbia, Miloš Vučević, and MFO Director General Elizabeth L. Dibble concluded a participation agreement to provide military engineering personnel in Sinai in support of the MFO mission.

Mar 24, 2023

MFO Spotlight: A Day with the CASA and its Crew

The MFO spends a day with the Czech-provided CASA and its crew to learn more about their roles and responsibilities in ensuring fixed-wing support for the MFO mission.


Mar 15, 2023

Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2023

The MFO is pleased to announce that the Government of Japan has generously agreed to provide supplemental project funding for a ninth consecutive year to ensure the safety of our personnel and the effectiveness of our mission.


Mar 10, 2023

The MFO Celebrates International Women’s Day


MFO personnel came together on March 8th to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women during a series of events at our South Camp.

Mar 8, 2023

The MFO Thanks its Women Peacekeepers

To celebrate International Women’s Day, the MFO wishes to express its great appreciation to all its women peacekeepers, military and civilian, for their vital contributions to our mission and peace and cooperation between Egypt and Israel. Your work is fundamental to our success and an integral part of our achievements.

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News & Media MFO Force Commander Designate – Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář

Jan 16, 2023

MFO Force Commander Designate – Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář

The MFO is honored to announce that it has received Egypt’s and Israel’s approval to appoint Brigadier General (P) Pavel Kolář from the Czech Republic as the MFO’s next Force Commander.

Brigadier General (P) Kolář will assume command of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai on 5 March 2023 from the current Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams of New Zealand, who will relinquish command after three years and four months of distinguished service.


Brigadier General (P) Kolář will serves as the MFO’s fourteenth Force Commander and the first from the Czech Republic.


Most recently, Brigadier General (P) Kolář served as Deputy Commander of the Czech Republic’s Land Forces. His military career, since 1992, has included a variety of command and staff appointments. He has also served as the Director, Special Operations Forces Directorate at the Czech Ministry of Defense. Overseas assignments include NATO’s Stabilisation Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Senior National Representative to the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, NATO’s Special Operations Headquarters at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, and NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.


Brigadier General (P) Kolář is married and has two children.