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Jul 12, 2024

Supporting States Visit - July 11, 2024

The MFO Force Commander, Major General Michael Garraway, and MFO personnel welcomed Ambassadors, Defense Attachés, and other key staff from Israel-based embassies to the MFO’s North Camp.

 

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.

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News & Media MFO Plenary Meeting, March 4, 2024

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.

 

The MFO’s Director General, Elizabeth L. Dibble, and our Interim Force Commander, MG Evan Williams (New Zealand), provided Supporting State Representatives with an update on the conduct of the MFO mission in 2023 as well as future operations and plans, current finances, actions taken to protect our personnel, and our initiatives to sustain peace and facilitate dialogue between Egypt and Israel.

 

DG Dibble thanked all MFO Supporting States and their delegates for choosing to work together, for their trust in the peace between Egypt and Israel, and for taking part in the community that is the MFO. “We remain confident that, with your continued support, we will continue to successfully fulfill our mission and adapt our operations as necessary now and in the future, as we have adapted over the years in other situations.”

 

Major General Alaa Kassem, Chief, of Egypt’s Liaison Agency with International Organizations (LAWIO) stated “This gathering reflects the will and the desire of our countries to maintain peace and stability and serves as a reminder for each one of us regarding the exceptional role of the MFO in both peacemaking and peacekeeping. At this critical phase in the Middle East, where a complex geopolitical situation has been evolving, we are all here supporting the Egyptian/Israeli Peace Treaty.”

 

Brigadier General Efraim Defrin, Chief, of the Israel Defense Force’s International Cooperation Division remarked that “the [Israel Defense Forces] attribute great importance to the Peace Treaty. The Treaty is a crucial element in ensuring that peace will continue to prevail and prosper, despite the efforts to stop it, and especially during these complex and testing times. Therefore, I am honored to have the chance to express once more that the IDF is devoted to the Peace Treaty and its respective ties with the MFO and with Egypt.”

 

With MG Williams’ departure imminent, DG Dibble thanked him for his selfless service with the MFO for six months as Interim Force Commander and for his earlier three plus years with the MFO as Force Commander. She also welcomed and introduced our incoming Force Commander, MG Michael Garraway from Australia, who will take command of the Force in Sinai on March 17, 2024.