The agreement was originally signed on 25 April 2011 by Iran, Oman, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Qatar then withdrew from the agreement in 2013, the same year Kazakhstan applied for membership, which was finally approved in 2015.   Pakistan has also joined the agreement since November 2016.   India officially joined in February 2018.  In 2016, some CA countries (for example. B Uzbekistan) have signed trilateral transit and trade corridor agreements with India, Iran and Afghanistan.  It was agreed that the existing Iranian road network should be connected to Zaranj in Afghanistan from the port of Chabahar, which could then be connected to Zaranj-Delaram Road, 218 km long, built by India in Afghanistan in 2009 for a price of 680 CROre, and finally to the Garland Highway in Afghanistan. India recently acceded to the Ashgabat Agreement, which was launched in April 2011 to establish a multimodal international transport and transit corridor between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf. The agreement was first signed on 25 April 2011 by Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Oman and Qatar. While Qatar withdrew from the agreement in 2013, Kazakhstan and Pakistan joined the group in 2016. The Ashgabat agreement came into force in April 2016.
The aim is to improve connectivity within the Eurasian region and synchronize it with other regional transport corridors, including the North-South International Corridor (INSTC). The objective of this agreement is to improve connectivity within the Eurasian region and synchronize it with other transport corridors within the eurasian region, including the North-South International Corridor (INSTC). India`s Central Asian policy was strongly stimulated in 2018, when New Delhi`s diplomatic efforts, in the form of an addition to the Ashgabat Agreement, brought their conclusions, signed in 2011 between Iran, Demoman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and Qatar to create an international transport and transit corridor. In 2016, Kazakhstan and Pakistan joined the group. This agreement allows India to use existing terrestrial connectivity networks to facilitate trade and trade interaction with CA and Eurasia, using the region`s natural resources and exporting products to CA. One of the railway lines under the Ashgabat agreement, which links Turkmenistan Iran and Kazakhstan, was commissioned in 2014.