Egypt

Multinational Force and Observers (MFO)

Personnel: up to 28

New Zealand has participated in the MFO since it was established in 1982 to ensure compliance with the commitments of the 1979 Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel. The Mission remains important to regional stability. New Zealand contributes up to 28 personnel which cover a number of roles including drivers, driver trainers, electricians, engineers and a command team. Last year the Defence Force sent a 33 member engineering team to build the perimeter fence at South Camp.

The mandate for this deployment expires in July 2018.

For more information about the MFO go to: http//mfo.org/en(external link) (external link)