Solomon Islands deputy commissioner of police operations, Wilfred Akao, has reiterated the willingness of the police force to work with foreign forces.
Dorothy Wickham in Honiara reports.
"Mr Akao says the Royal Solomon Islands Police welcome Mr Downer's announcement because it needs that support. Meanwhile, he says, the framework and detail are yet to be shared with Solomon Islands police. Mr Akao says the detail of how it will work post-intervention is a critical area that needs serious consideration."