The Foreign Ministers of New Zealand and Australian have again repeated their concerns over stability in the Pacific.
Phil Goff and Alexander Downer held talks over the weekend.
At a media conference at the end of their discussions, Mr Goff said that a failed state in the region would create a foothold for terrorist organisations.
Mr Downer has just been travelling around the south Pacific and he said he thought the region of conscious of the threat:
"Well I mean I've just found, I've been in Papua New Guinea last month and just in the last few days in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa and in all of those countries I think there is a realunderstanding, I mean despite all the problems tht Solomon Islands has there is at least an understanding that these are issues that need to be addressed."