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The Central Bank of Uzbekistan reported that the issue of the full operation of Mir cards in the country is still being studied.

TASHKENT, December 9 – RIA Novosti. The issue of continuing the full-fledged operation of Mir cards in Uzbekistan is still under review, no new regulatory documents on this issue have been issued, a representative from the Central Bank of the country told RIA Novosti on Friday.

Earlier, the press service of the Kazakhstan Financial Markets Regulation and Development Agency reported that the Office of Foreign Assets Control, a division of the US Department of the Treasury (OFAC), reported that it did not object to the Kazakhstan regulatory authorities. in the republic he uses the cards of the Mir system. “.

A representative from the Central Bank of Uzbekistan answered a question about the emergence of a similar opportunity in the country, “Currently, this issue is still under review.” said.

The regulator’s representative explained that the Central Bank of Uzbekistan has not yet received documents or information similar to the OFAC notification in Kazakhstan.

In early November, Mamarizo Nurmuratov, chairman of the board of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan, told reporters that the country’s commercial banks see risks in servicing Mir cards and that it is not yet out of the question to continue their acceptance.

Since September 23, the united republican processing center Uzcard has, for technical reasons, suspended accepting cards of the Russian payment system “Mir” in Uzbekistan, including those with a common badge abroad. At the same time, Uzcard-Mir joint badge cards operate in the country as usual.

After the US Treasury announced its readiness to impose sanctions for working with the Mir payment system, problems arose with the use of Russian cards in many countries, including Turkey, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Source: Ria

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