190411-N-UY393-0276 KUCHING, Malaysia (April 11, 2019) – Malaysian teachers and students take a group photo with Pacific Partnership 2019 leaders to commemorate a successful construction project during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sambir Elementary School. These engagements promote cooperation and friendship between Pacific Partnership 2019 participants and the host nation. Pacific Partnership, now in its 14th iteration, is the largest annual multinational humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific. Each year the mission team works collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase security and stability in the region, and foster new and enduring friendships in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Berksteiner)