ASEAN and the United States discussed a range of collaborative initiatives to further strengthen their strategic partnership during a meeting at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. The 10th Meeting of the ASEAN-U.S. Joint Cooperation Committee noted that the ASEAN-U.S. relations continued to follow an upward trajectory since its elevation to a strategic level in 2015. The meeting also welcomed the new regional initiatives on infrastructure, energy and technology amounting to $113 million as part of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy as well as the U.S.-ASEAN Smart Cities Partnership.