Namun, persaingan pengaruh antara blok AS dan China di Laut China Selatan mungkin boleh menyebabkan keretakan dalam negara anggota Asean.
He says Aukus is not intended to challenge others, and that Australia had simply made a decision to join a long-standing technology-sharing partnership between Britain and the US.
The foreign minister says this is although nuclear weapons are not part of the plan.
Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein says the 'endgame' is always to ensure regional stability.
Aukus juga boleh mewujudkan provokasi kuasa-kuasa lain untuk turut bertindak lebih agresif di rantau ini terutama di Laut China Selatan.
Australia's Minister for Trade Dan Tehan however declines to comment on the role the submarine deal had played in delaying negotiations.
He says Aukus will reinforce ongoing cooperation with key countries to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific that respects the rule of law.