India’s UPI Services Launched in Sri Lanka, Mauritius: India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services have been launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius in a virtual ceremony on Monday. During this program, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe participated in the virtual ceremony.
New Delhi: India’s Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services were launched in Sri Lanka and Mauritius in a virtual ceremony on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the top leadership of both the island countries participated in this program. According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), India’s RuPay card services were also launched. During this, Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth and Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe participated in the virtual ceremony.
During this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that ‘today is a special day for three friendly countries in the Indian Ocean region. Today we are connecting our historical relations in a modern digital way. This is a testament to our commitment to the development of our people. Through fintech connectivity, not only cross-border transactions but also cross-border connections will be strengthened. India’s Unified Payment Interface i.e. UPI is now playing a new responsibility – Uniting Partners with India.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe said, ‘Prime Minister Modi, this is the second important occasion for you because I should congratulate you for the inauguration of Ram Temple just a few weeks ago. It reflects our relations economically and culturally. For thousands of years, payments have been taking place between our two countries and at that time, unfortunately, there were no central banks. There are many coins, South Indian coins which are more than 1000 years old in our museums.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth said, ‘I am very happy to join you all on the occasion of this milestone. The RuPay card is co-branded with our national payment switch, MoCAS, to be designated as the domestic card in Mauritius. India and Mauritius share strong cultural, commercial and people-to-people ties dating back centuries. Today we are giving another dimension to this relationship.