Sri Lanka plans to recognize the Russian payment system MIR. And most likely this should be done in the near future – at least until the end of 2022. This assessment of the situation was voiced in an interview with TASS by the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Russia, Professor Janita Abeyvikrema Liyanage.
“We are working on the issue so that the Mir card joins those cards that can be actively used upon arrival to us to country. This issue has been resolved. This year it will start working,” she said.
The Diplomat also added that work is underway on the possibility of accepting the Russian currency. At least, for flights on Sri Lankan airlines it is already possible to pay in rubles.
Let us remind you that Mir cards are currently accepted in 10 countries. Of these, two “long-haul” are Turkey and Vietnam, and eight are the countries of the post-Soviet space: Armenia, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, South Ossetia and Abkhazia. In Turkey, for example, you can withdraw cash from the Mir card and pay for purchases in the devices of Turkiye Is Bankasi, Ziraat Bankasi, VakifBank banks, according to the official information of the payment system website. Egypt is also working on accepting Mir system cards.
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