MFO Commander: Czechs carry out good work in the Sinai

Autor: Oldrich Holecek

Force Commander of the Multinational Force & Observers in the Sinai Major General W. J. (Warren) Whiting expressed his satisfaction with work of Czech soldiers serving here to Deputy Chief of the Czech General Staff - Operations Commander Major General Ales Opata who visited the Sinai at the end of this October.

Czech Operations Commander General Opata together with Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Arab Republic of Egypt Pavel Kafka and Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the State of Israel Tomas Pojar met with General Whiting right after the arrival to the MFO North Camp at El Gorah, north-eastern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

General Witing briefed the visit on tasks and responsibilities of the MFO peacekeeping mission and the current state of fulfilling provisions of the 1981 Protocol to the Peace Agreement between Egypt and Israel. He said he was very satisfied with professional work of three Czech soldiers serving in the Sinai and had added his recommendation for broader participation of the Czech military in the MFO.

The second day of the visit, Czech representatives met with soldiers of Fiji and Colombia at their areas of responsibility and observation posts.

The Czech delegation accomplished the visit in the Sinai at the MFO South Camp at Sharm el Sheikh, south-eastern part of the Sinai, where United States Task Force HQ and Italian Coastal Patrol Unit are located.

Posted: November 5, 2012