Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) central banks are looking to collaborate on cryptocurrency regulations and financial technology development.
On May 30, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said it met with its counterparts at the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE), with the two agreeing to “strengthen cooperation” on “virtual asset regulations and developments.”
The two central banks also pledged to facilitate discussions on “joint fintech development initiatives and knowledge-sharing efforts” with each region’s respective innovation hubs.
Financial infrastructure and financial market connectivity between the two jurisdictions were also noted as key points discussed.
CBUAE governor H.E. Khaled Mohamed Balama said he anticipates the relationship with the HKMA will be ongoing and long-term.