A Solomon Islands cabinet minister says Melanesian Spearhead Group countries need their police forces aligned.
According to the country's Minister for Civil Aviation and Communication, Peter Shanel, this is because MSG countries share goals of economic growth, sustainable development, good governance, peace and security.
Mr Shanel has just concluded chairing the MSG Police Ministers' meeting in Fiji which considered a number of initiatives such as the police forces collaboration.
Fiji's Defence Minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola told the meeting the isolated nature of the Pacific islands makes them vulnerable to criminal activities which know no borders.
He say technology and globalisation have brought new problems to Melanesia and require a united and concerted effort.
The MSG has been calling for the establishment of several shared units to assist with security, policing, peace keeping operations and humanitarian response.
The meeting has also been attended by General Tito Karnavian who is the head of Indonesia's national police.