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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 Salutes its New Force Commander

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.

The ceremony was held at the MFO’s South Camp in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt and was presided over by our Director General, Ms. Elizabeth Dibble. Attending the event were dignitaries from Egypt and Israel, the Parties to the Treaty of Peace, Australia, New Zealand and other MFO Supporting States.

 

During the Change of Command ceremony, Director General Dibble thanked Major General Williams and New Zealand for making him available to the MFO again in October of 2023 as Interim Force Commander after previously serving three plus years as Force Commander. In particular, Director General Dibble thanked him for his leadership and for successfully steering the Force through the darkest days of the COVID pandemic and more recently for successfully balancing the Force between its duties and the safety of our personnel.

 

The MFO was honored to welcome Major General Garraway to the MFO as its fifteenth Force Commander and the third from Australia. Australia has a long association with the MFO and is one of our original Troop-Contributing States.

 

In addition to Australia and New Zealand, previous MFO Force Commanders have come from Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy, the Netherlands, and Norway.