Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C) speaks to reporters outside his office in Tokyo after a telephone conversation with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal on January 20, 2013. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday ordered his government to do everything possible to ensure the safety of 10 Japanese unaccounted for in the 'despicable' hostage-taking in Algeria. Energy giant BP said Saturday that four of its employees remained missing following the attack on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, and CEO Bob Dudley said he feared for their lives. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRES JAPAN OUT
Secretary of State John Kerry (2nd L) helps Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (3rd L) on a microphone issue as U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal (L) look on during the first pleanery meeting of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the State Department August 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama hosted last day of the first-ever summit to strengthen ties between the United States and African nations.