Geostrategic Importance

ASEAN Is Home to Critical Global Sea Lanes Located at the Center of the World's Strongest Economic Growth Area

The importance of America's current relationship with ASEAN and its future potential for mutually beneficial growth will require greater investments in America's political, economic, and diplomatic engagement with ASEAN. ASEAN’s geostrategic importance stems from many factors, including the strategic location of member countries, the large shares of global trade that pass through regional waters, and the alliances and partnerships which the United States shares with ASEAN member countries. Recognizing its geostrategic importance, the US cooperates with ASEAN and its member states on a multitude of initiatives ensuring security and stability in the region.

Geostrategic Importance