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Jan 27, 2023

MFO Plenary Meeting – 26 January 2023

 

 

The MFO was honored to hold a plenary meeting in Rome on 26 January 2023 for its Supporting States.

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.

Nov 24, 2022

MFO COP27 Visits

Over the month of November 2022, youths, dignitaries, and Heads of State from all over the world visited Sharm El Sheikh to attend the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). During this time, many representatives from MFO Troop Contributing and Donor States took the opportunity to visit us in the Sinai.

Nov 14, 2022

MFO Remembrance Events 2022

MFO Sinai members participated in a series of solemn commemoration events at South and North Camp, and in Egypt and Israel, to honor and remember the Fallen who gave their lives in service for their countries and in support of peace.

Nov 11, 2022

Remembrance Day 2022, Rome Wreath Laying

On Remembrance Day, to honor service members who lost their lives in duty to their countries, MFO Director General Elizabeth L. Dibble laid a wreath at the Rome Commonwealth Cemetery in their memory.  The event was hosted by Lord Edward Llewellyn OBE, the British Ambassador to Italy and San Marino and was attended by representatives from MFO Supporting States Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States.

Nov 10, 2022

Albania Signs Participation Agreement with MFO

 

On 8 November 2022, Albanian Defence Minister Niko Peleshi and MFO Director General Elizabeth L. Dibble signed a participation agreement to provide military personnel in support of the MFO mission.

Oct 18, 2022

DG Award Presented to Mr. Chen

On 16 October 2022, Mr. Andy Chen was presented with the Director General’s Award by Ms. Elizabeth Dibble during her orientation visit to MFO Sinai. It is the highest honor presented to MFO Members.

Oct 12, 2022

NZ Minister of Defence Visit

Over the period 7 to 9 October 2022, the New Zealand Minister of Defence, the Honourable Peeni Henare, escorted by Rear Admiral James Gilmour (Commander Joint Forces New Zealand) and Mr. Greg Lewis (New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt), visited the MFO in Sinai with stops at South Camp, North Camp, and Remote Site 2. Following his visit, he met with the MFO’s Director General, Elizabeth Dibble, in Cairo along with her Representative, Mr. Bradley Lynch.

Oct 4, 2022

MFO Spotlight: International Staff in Sinai

The MFO speaks with Ms. Doris Meliwane, a member of our international staff at South Camp, about her work with the MFO as a Vehicle Maintenance Foreman and the opportunities for women to engage in trade jobs.

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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.