New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Sunday that Unified Payment Interface (UPI) services will be inaugurated in Sri Lanka and Mauritius on February 12. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the launch ceremony in the presence of Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. The UPI system from Bharat will be introduced in both nations via video conference at 1 pm. Additionally, RuPay card services will be introduced in Mauritius.
This pivotal development aims to enhance the accessibility of UPI settlement services for Indian nationals traveling to Sri Lanka and Mauritius, as well as for Mauritian nationals visiting Bharat. The extension of RuPay card services in Mauritius will enable Mauritian banks to issue cards based on the RuPay mechanism, encouraging the usage of RuPay Cards for transactions in both Bharat and Mauritius. This integration facilitates money transactions seamlessly between the two countries. The Ministry of External Affairs emphasized that this initiative will play a vital role in fostering mutual cooperation and boosting tourism between India and Mauritius.