Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is making nice with Algeria's government, after a diplomatic dust-up in January over the role Canadian citizens played in a gas plant hostage taking.
During his visit to Algeria on Sunday, Baird issued a statement saying he wanted "to thank the Algerian government for their co-operation in the aftermath of the In Amenas gas plant attack."
When Algeria's prime minister first claimed Canadians were involved in a hostage taking near the Libyan border, Baird publicly called him out for not providing proof.
"We haven't been able to get any additional information from the Algerian government," Baird said at the time.
Foreign Affairs officials also sat down with Algeria's ambassador in Ottawa to demand more information.