For first time, Rupay card being launched in Middle East: MEA

Ministry of External Affairs held a press conference to give a rundown of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to United Arab Emirates. MEA Secretary (Economic Relations), TS Tirumurti said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first engagement in the United Arab Emirates was the launch of Rupay card, it is the first time the Rupay card is being launched in the Middle East." He further added, "20 of the most prominent NRI businessmen were present during the launch and agreed to support this initiative. They also expressed their strong support for participating in the Jammu and Kashmir invest event which is being planned, through investment and human resource development." "Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his gratitude to the Crown Prince of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for conferring on him the highest civilian honor of UAE, the 'Order of Zayed'" said, MEA.