The multimodal transport agreement, signed by the governments of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Pakistan, India and Oman to create an international transport and transit corridor facilitating the transport of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf, is called the Ashgabat Agreement. An important topic for the audit of the IAS, Ashgabat Agreement is GS-II (Indian Polity – International Relations.) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday announced the country`s decision to join the Ashgabat Accords and the Lapis-Lazuli Corridor, as he addressed a two-day global conference on sustainable transport in the Turkmen capital. The Ashgabat Agreement is a transport agreement between Oman, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and aims to create an international transport and transit corridor. The Ashgabat Agreement is a transport agreement between Oman, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and aims to create an international transport and transit corridor. The agreement will also use the 2013 Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) rail line, the Afghanistan-Azerbaijan-Turkey transport corridor in 2014, the Iran-Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan-Kazakhstan-Kazakhstan and TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor), including the EU and 14 countries in Eastern Europe, South Asia and Central Asia. In March 2016, the Indian government applied for permission to join the agreement. It obtained the approval of the founding members of the agreement before obtaining formal membership on 3 February 2018 India has acceded to the Ashgabat Agreement, which provides for the creation of an international transport and transit corridor to facilitate trade relations between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf regions. The port of Chabahar, Iran, has established a trade link between India and Afghanistan since 2017 without having to cross Pakistani territory.   The agreement between the three countries was first signed in 2015.  In 2016, India tabled the accession instrument with Turkmenistan and its accession to the agreement was approved by the founding members of the Ashgabat Agreement on 1 February 2018.