On November 21, 2015, the President’s Press Secretary released a Joint Statement on the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership. At the 3rd ASEAN-U.S. Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States elevated their relationship to the ASEAN-U.S. Strategic Partnership to strengthen the role their relationship plays in realizing a common vision of a peaceful, prosperous Asia-Pacific region that offers security, opportunity and dignity to all its citizens