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German minister ‘fascinated’ by the simplicity of India’s UPI system

The German Embassy in India has praised the UPI system. German minister Volker Wissing has paid the vegetable seller using UPI. He is currently on a tour of India to attend the G20 meeting.

By Team Pardaphash 
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Germany’s Digital and Transport Minister Volker Wissing on Sunday tried his hand on the Indian Unified Payments Interface to make a successful digital transaction. The German Embassy in India shared the experience of Wissing first hand, signalling a growing acceptance for India’s digital payment interface.

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“One of India’s success story is digital infrastructure. UPI enables everybody to make transactions in seconds. Millions of Indians use it. Federal Minister for Digital and Transport @Wissing was able to experience the simplicity of UPI payments first hand and is very fascinated!” the German embassy posted on X, sharing videos of Wissing using the UPI to make a payment.

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Volker Wiesing is in India to participate in the G20 summit. He participated in the G20 Digital Ministers meeting in Bengaluru on 19 August. Meanwhile, the German Embassy wrote on Twitter that the G20 Digital Ministers’ meeting is about to begin in Bengaluru. Minister Wissing and host Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had an insightful discussion on deepening Indo-German cooperation in IT and AI in particular through our digital dialogue.

Significantly, the UPI payment system has become very popular in India and its trend is increasing rapidly. So far France, UAE and Singapore have partnered with India on UPI and payment solutions. PM Modi, who went on a tour of France in the past, had announced that India and France have agreed to use the UPI payment system.

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