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Aug 17, 2022

Japanese IPC Visit to MFO

From 6 to 12 August 2022, the MFO had the pleasure of hosting a delegation from the Japanese International Peace Cooperation (IPC) Headquarters and the Ministry of Defense. Led by Ms. Michiko Miyano, the Director of the IPC, the delegation visited the MFO’s South Camp in Sinai, our Director General’s Representative in Israel, and the MFO’s Headquarters in Rome.

Aug 12, 2022

Fiji’s President Visits MFO Sinai

The Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai was honored to welcome the President of the Republic of Fiji, His Excellency Ratu Wiliame Katonivere, to the MFO’s South Camp from 8 to 11 August 2022. The President was accompanied by the First Lady, Her Excellency Vilomena Kumete Katonivere, the Fijian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Ambassador Katonitabua, and Major General Kalouniwai, the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.

Aug 3, 2022

MFO Welcomes Director General Dibble


The MFO is pleased to welcome Ms. Elizabeth L. Dibble as the MFO’s new Director General. She was appointed to the post by Egypt and Israel and succeeds Ambassador R. Stephen Beecroft who filled the post from August 19, 2017 to July 31, 2022.

Jul 27, 2022

MFO Spotlight: the Norwegian Contingent

The MFO speaks with MAJ Vibeke Sefland of the Norwegian Contingent regarding her work as an MFO Liaison Officer, her participation in the MFO’s Women’s Mentorship Program, and competing in the Force Skills competition. For more information on the contingent, please see the following link.

Jul 18, 2022

MFO Women’s Mentorship Program


When the MFO's Women’s Mentorship Program hosted its first meeting on December 13th, 2021, six members attended. Eight months on, participation has grown to an average of 25 MFO members per meeting.

Jun 27, 2022

MFO Plenary Meeting -- 2022


The MFO was honored to hold its first in-person plenary meeting since 2019 in Rome on June 23, 2022. Due to COVID, it was not possible to arrange these meetings in 2020 and 2021.

Jun 16, 2022

Supporting States Visit – June 13, 2022

The Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai was honored to welcome representatives of ten MFO Supporting States (Australia, Canada, Colombia, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States) to the MFO’s North Camp.

Jun 8, 2022

Supporting States Visit – June 1, 2022


MFO Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, and his staff welcomed Ambassadors, Defense Attachés, and other key personnel from Cairo embassies to the MFO’s North Camp for a familiarization visit on 1 June.

May 19, 2022

MFO Spotlight: the Uruguayan Contingent


The MFO speaks with CAPT Gonzalo Barros, Transport Platoon Leader, and 2LT Brian Morat, Field Engineering Liaison Officer, of the Uruguayan Contingent regarding the important work they do in providing transport and engineering support to the MFO mission. For more information on the contingent, please see the following link.

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News & Media The MFO completes expansion of Remote Site 2

May 9, 2022

The MFO completes expansion of Remote Site 2

The MFO has completed expansion works at Remote Site 2 in northern Sinai to safeguard effective, current and future operations critical to the success of our mission on behalf of Egypt and Israel.

Work completed at the site includes force protection upgrades, enhanced means to support Civilian Observer Unit air verification missions, expanded logistics and helicopter support capabilities, upgraded utilities and IT infrastructure, and improved life support. These advancements will help to ensure the readiness, stability, and continuity of the MFO mission.

As the name suggests, remote sites are located at strategic points in the Sinai. They are staffed by multinational forces, in this case soldiers from Colombia, who perform vital observation and reporting functions. These remote locations are supported by the MFO’s robust logistics and communications systems.

The expansion of Remote Site 2 was possible thanks to generous financial contributions from the governments of Japan and the United States.