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Cameron To Travel To Algeria After Hostage Crisis
David Cameron is due to visit Algeria in the wake of the hostage crisis that left six Britons dead.
Downing Street confirmed the Prime Minister would be travelling to the North African country to meet his counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal on Wednesday.
Some 37 foreigners, at least 10 Algerians and dozens of terrorists died in the attack on the In Amenas gas plant, which is jointly operated by BP, earlier this month.
The Algerian government took the controversial decision to storm the site in the Sahara desert.
Mr Cameron and other world leaders protested about not being notified in advance.
The PM is expected to hold talks with Mr Sellal and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika during his visit.
Apart from the growing terror threat from extremists in the area, discussions are likely to touch on the military campaign against rebels in neighbouring Mali.
Mr Cameron will also be attending an international development conference in the Liberian capital Monrovia.
what do you think?
It's a bit late , DC.
The Algerians couldn't notify others in advance of their action otherwise it would have been public knowledge, especially with this shables of a coalition. No doubt they weren't as good or as well-trained and experienced as our special forces, but when people have bomb-vests' getting them free is very difficult. Frankly, I think DC is going there just to be seen - perhaps he is collecting air miles for when he is back in opposition - oh, and before anyobne thinks that I am a Labour supporter, I am someone who has just resigned from the Conservatives because I have had enough of DC and his ilk, who are really closet LibDems.
At the end of the day you get what you vote for.
No one voted for a shambles of a coalition.
do us a favour and dont come back you spineless cammoron.
dave wragg.me too, heading to ukip right now.
Doesn't this man ever stay long enough in the country to do what he's paid for...?
Easy now Martin Daniels.
Cameron off abroad again, must be another crisis looming at home.