David Cameron is due to speak to the Algerian prime minister later today, Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.
He said he had spoken to the Algerian foreign minister and that he will be hosting another meeting of COBRA later today.
A team of British consular staff are on the ground at the gas plant and the British Ambassador is due to arrive there later today, he confirmed.
David Cameron warned that north Africa is becoming a "magnet for jihadists" as he announced help to tackle the terror threat in the region.
A British man from Aberdeenshire has spoken to ITV News about his dramatic escape from militants and his concern for some of his colleagues.
Stephen McFaul, one of dozens of hostages taken by Islamist fighters at gas plant in Algeria, is due to arrive back in Belfast later today.