UAE and India to Test Cross Border Use Case of CBDCs21. March 2023
The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation and jointly enable innovation in financial products and services.
Under the MoU, the two central banks will collaborate on various emerging areas of fintech especially Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and explore interoperability between the CBDCs of CBUAE and RBI.
CBUAE and RBI will jointly conduct proof-of-concept (PoC) and pilot(s) of bilateral CBDC bridge to facilitate cross-border CBDC transactions of remittances and trade.
This bilateral engagement of testing cross-border use case of CBDCs is expected to reduce costs, increase efficiency of cross border transactions and further the economic ties between India and UAE.
The MoU also includes technical collaboration and knowledge sharing on matters related to fintech and financial products and services, such as emerging trends, regulations and policies.
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