Upgrading the relationship to comprehensive strategic partnership results from the development of multiple aspects of Vietnam-U.S. relations, after their establishing a comprehensive partnership 10 years ago. Motivation and inspiration for the regionThe economy is a pillar in Vietnam-U.S. relations and is also one of the main factors that form Vietnam's regional importance to U.S. strategy. Most observers are optimistic about the prospects for economic cooperation after Vietnam and the U.S. elevate their relationship. For Vietnam, strengthening relations with the world's largest economy brings many opportunities for cooperation and growth. Besides, Vietnam-U.S. cooperation can also serve as a driving force for the region, especially with ASEAN.