Spore's Deputy PM extends Idul Fitri greetings telephonically to Amin

Spore's Deputy PM extends Idul Fitri greetings telephonically to Amin

Vice President Ma’ruf Amin giving statements from the Vice Presidential Residence in Jakarta. (Vice Presidential Secretariat)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Vice President Ma'ruf Amin received Idul Fitri greetings from Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat during a telephonic conversation at his official residence in Jakarta, Thursday.

Amin expressed gratitude for the greetings and attention given by the Singaporean government to Indonesia in welcoming the Idul Fitri day. He also updated the deputy prime minister on the latest condition in Indonesia as the holy day draws to a close.

"Thank you for taking the time to extend Idul Fitri greetings. Hopefully, the celebrations this year would bring blessings and peace for us all. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eid celebrations will be different for all Muslims in the world, including in Indonesia and Singapore," Amin told Deputy PM Keat.

Amin pointed to no homecoming traditions followed this year unlike the years before. However, the change in tradition this year in no way takes away from the true essence of Idul Fitri for Indonesians in the midst of a pandemic.

Hopes ride high on this Eid also ushering in deeper partnership between Indonesia and Singapore.

"I am certain that this year's Idul Fitri can also offer a good momentum for (intensifying the relations) between both countries to mutually help one another and work together to address the widespread impact of COVID-19," he emphasized.

Amin also sent his regards to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob. Related news: WTR forecasts significant drop in traffic volume before Idul Fitri
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